Basketmakers’ Association Autumn Courses 2018
Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9JL
Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd September 2018
￼￼This is a unique opportunity to learn from mother and daughter Basketmakers and Rosie Farey from North Wales in the relaxed and welcoming venue of Westhope Craft College. The fee is £265.00 and there are three BA bursaries of £150.00 available.
Rosie Farey – Small and perfectly formed rush baskets
Having contributed a chapter to the new BA Rush publication dedicated solely to this wonderful material Rosie will teach how to weave her exquisite small scale ‘Sea Urchin’ baskets. Her fresh and masterly approach will focus on careful material selection using the finest rushes to play with scale, stitch detail, shaping and formation of the circular opening using trac borders. Depending on speed and experience a series of graded in scale vessels will be created over the weekend. Rosie hopes participants will bring other leaf material to combine with the rush to add contrasting texture and colour to their baskets.
Cost of materials: approximately £10-£15
Suitability: all levels