Join Edmund Hawan for a day long workshop on how to WEAVE a basket in Garter Lane Arts Centre on october 22nd, 10-5pm
Date: Saturday October 22nd
Location: Rehearsal Room, Garter Lane Arts Centre
Join us as we learn how to weave a functional basket. Our Basket Weaving workshop is suitable for beginners. Edmund Hawan (Basket Weaver) will show participants how to use a basic round fruit type, this technique will show the ways to shape, form and finish a simple willow basket.
You will learn more about Willow and its characteristics, and how to use it in this practical workshop.
All materials will be provided on the day.
Edmund lives in Bleantis in the Comeragh mountains. He has been making working/functional baskets for 23 years. He was taught basket work firstly in Lismore, County Waterford at the old railway station where many hand skill courses were run.
Since then, he has made baskets of all descriptions including log, flower, bread and dough proving, baby’s cribs, and shopping baskets to name but a few, all of which come in varying shapes and sizes.
Returning to Bleantis after 19 years of living and working on the remote Scottish islands of Rhum and Muck. With a spell in the Shropshire market town of Ludlow as the basket maker on the market there.
Edmund’s trademark is the willow dragonfly for 20 years.