Basket Weaving

rattan basket against dark

Join local artist Danoush Lachman in a one day basket weaving workshop, to make your own woven basket.

Basket weaving is a traditional craft that goes back thousands of years and varies in its materials and techniques around the world. From Palm trees in the Middle East, through Flax in New Zealand or Willow in Britain, basket weaving was always an activity that gathered people together and was passed on from generation to generation.

Cost

£55.00

Date

11 Nov 2023
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

What will we cover?

In this workshop you will learn to make your own basket from Rattan reeds. You will learn about the differences between the assorted materials; how to join the spokes to create the base; continue with weaving the basket body in your desired shape and finish off with the locking rim.

How will I be taught?

Our expert tutor will demonstrate each step to you showing you everything you need to know to complete a small woven basket.

Do I need any previous experience or skills?

This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some experience

Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?

All materials are provided. Please bring a small towel.

What will I take home with me?

Your very own hand woven rattan basket.

Refreshments

Drinks and biscuits will be available during the session.

Photography

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

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Tutor

Danoush Lachman
Danoush Lachman

In her early childhood, Danoush spent valuable time with her grandmother, watching her sew, knit or crochet, in order to make various clothing and homeware items for the family. These items were not only mastered under her hands, but were also full of love and devotion. It took a few years and a degree in Fine Art before Danoush understood that her love of handcrafts and traditional crafts is beyond a childhood memory, but a quest for life. She dedicates her time to learning different handcrafts and passes them on, from weaving to spinning, natural dying and felting. These skills, she believes, do not only portray the history of humankind, but they hold therapeutic qualities to them and enable us to understand the world around us better. In this vast changing world, learning to create and make your own necessities is a precious gift. As an artist, Danoush combines her art and craft skills in her work, to create nature inspired images that often capture the landscape of Sussex.

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