Workshops

Willow Weaving Workshops

Basketry weaving is a worldwide practice and as old as humanity. When weaving with willow we literally take sticks and create functional, artistic, and long-lasting objects. Willow weaving is a  creative process that is challenging, rewarding and ultimately extremely satisfying. It’s fun too!

I love sharing my passion for ‘all things willow’ with others. I am pleased to offer the following workshops.

Please note that all work with willow takes a certain strength in the hands, if your hands are injured or prone to pain these classes may not be for you.

DUE TO COVID-19 ALL WORKSHOPS ARE ON HOLD RIGHT NOW.

ONCE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED I AM PLANNING ON HOSTING WORKSHOPS AT MY HOME ON TEXADA ISLAND, AND IN GIBSONS. AT THAT TIME I WILL SEND OUT INFORMATION VIA MY MAILCHIMP NEWSLETTER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE THE NEWSLETTER YOU CAN SIGN UP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE, OR EMAIL ME DIRECTLY: justletmeweave@gmail.com

Basic Willow Basket Workshop for Beginners

Learn the basics of building a classic stake and strand basket and go home with a beautiful functional piece of art to store your treasures in. This basket is a great introduction to willow basketry!

2 days,  10am – 3pm

$180 includes materials

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Small ‘Berry-Picking’ Basket

This small, but mighty, basket with a leather handle is beautiful and functional. It is called a berry-picking basket but has many uses.

2 days, 10am – 3pm

$180 includes materials

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Round Basket with Irish Weave

Take your weaving to the next level with the beautiful and yet challenging Irish weave. You must have had experience weaving baskets with me already to take this class!

2 days,  10 – 3pm

$180 includes materials

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Oval Basket on a Catalan Base

This basket with leather handles is beautiful and functional, it has so many uses:  for shopping, for tools, for mushroom picking, for anything!

This is an intermediate basket therefore you must have had experience weaving baskets with me already to take this class!

2 days,  10 – 3pm
$180 includes materials

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Workshop Signup

To register for a class email me at justletmeweave@gmail.com, or fill in the form to the right. Spaces are usually limited to 4 participants per class (depending on the type of class) and will be ‘first come, first served’. Once I have confirmed your space in class I will ask you to send me an etransfer to hold your spot.

These classes are suitable for adults and supervised children over 12 years.

If a class is full you can add your name to the waiting list – cancellations do happen!

I also offer private instruction for individuals or a group. If you are interested please contact me directly at justletmeweave@gmail.com

Before registering please read the cancellation policy below.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you must cancel your booking at any time prior to the scheduled date of your workshop I will make every effort to try to find a replacement from the waiting list. If I am able to rebook your space from the waiting list you will receive a full refund. If I am unable to rebook your space the following policies apply to cancellations prior to your workshop:

A MONTH OR MORE: I offer a 100 % refund

LESS THAN ONE MONTH AND OVER TWO WEEKS: Because materials are prepared for your class well in advance of the workshop, cancellations from 30 to 14 days prior to the class will receive a 50% refund.

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS: The fee is non-refundable.

IF YOUR WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED BY MYSELF: In the unlikely event that I must cancel your class I will notify you by email and send you 100% refund.