Wild Basket Weaving – Saturday July 17th – 10am – 4:30pm

This is an inspiring one day basket making course. We will discuss growing, harvesting and preparing the willow material. One small round basket will be made on the day. The tutor will guide you through the various basket making techniques so you walk away with the skills to start making baskets with character on your own. The objective is also to deepen your knowledge of the willow varieties growing wild in your area and suitable for basket weaving. Finding suitable willow in the hedgerows will give you the freedom and confidence to spontaneously weave a basket as you’re out foraging. The willow and main tools are provided.

Material cost: €5

Bookings & Information

Our Big workshop weekend offers a range of full-day courses to choose from. You can take a single course or two courses over the weekend. Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. The weekend format also offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.

You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

  • Workshop prices: €70 per course.
  • 10% discount for supporters.
  • Workshops suitable for adults only children under 18 years are not permitted to attend.
  • Cafe serving lunch & refreshments.

The Seed Savers Cafe will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Cafe is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.