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BA Spring School 2022 Square Willow Baskets

By Jenny Crisp
Harrogate Ladies College, Harrogate HG1 2QG

On this course you will explore difference ways of building a small to medium square basket tailored to your choice of function. You can try two ways of constructing the base, one using a block and one without.  You can experiment with different ways of creating corners, using concealed or visible corner posts, soft corners without corner posts will also be an option. You will also focus on how to brace the basket to keep it
square and learn how to keep the corners where the corners should be.

The aim of the course is to give students the opportunity to explore the way of building and achieving a square piece.  Throughout the week, by keeping the baskets small, you will have the option to practise repetition which will create important muscle memory for practice at home.  It should be possible to make at least two pieces.

Suitability: All levels
Cost of materials: approximately £20