Quite agree Mary, was loads of fun learning and although it was my first time I reckon i could do something similar. Im going to go again for the next one. Im just back from a days forging my own knife with everythingmac. Long day but was great fun. Back next week to finish it off but its looking good so far.We could well enjoy the skills sharing type meet ups again I think
The socialising is fun, but I admit I more enjoy a focus on the 'crafts.
If we can find someplace centralish and even just have a long day at it.
Any tips on the best place to get willow rods 'locally'? We are in Ayrshire but are through to Edinburgh and Arbroath regularly. There seems to be a place down near Newton Stewart which is not too far.Looks sound I think basketry is one of those very practical, but incredibly satisfying kind of skills/crafts.
Joan is good, isn't she ? very clear and gets round everyone on the course in good order, and with encouragement too
The site at Mugdock is good too.