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.
Joan is running another couple of courses. I’ve booked up for April.
"Willow Basket in a day”
Mugdock Country Park Craigend Visitor Centre Craigallian Rd, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8EL
Sat 30th March 2019
Sat 27th April 2019
Participants will learn to weave a small traditional willow basket in a
lovely setting the Osprey Room by our resident teacher Joan Campbell Price £55
and that includes material and plenty of notes. Beginners-Advanced training.
10am – 4pm pm
Had a very enjoyable time learning to make my first basket at Mugdock. Joan is such a great teacher and spends time with everyone in the small class. SWMBO was also there and we are both quite pleased with the final results.
Need to source some rods now to make another.
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.