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Rope Flax Basket Workshop - Thursday 4th July 2024

Rope Flax Basket Workshop - Thursday 4th July 2024

Join us to make your own beautiful Flax Rope basket in this exciting new workshop at the Craft Barn. 

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Regular price £65.00 GBP
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Date and Time

10am - 3pm,

Location

Lechlade Craft Barn, Orchard House South, Downington, Lechlade GL7 3DL

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Learn how to use the technique of twining to create a sturdy and functional basket from flax rope, with a flash of natural colour.

You will be able to choose from a selection of pre-dyed rope to personalise the design of your basket (this rope has been hand-dyed by an artisan dyer using natural dyes). A humble rope basket sees at least five 'people' through its life: the flax grower, the spinner, the ropemaker, the basket maker, and of course the final owner.

The Flax rope used is a natural fibre that is relatively soft on the hands when working. No previous experience or specific skills are needed however, it is a busy workshop and you need to twist and manipulate the rope a lot with your hands.

This workshop is led by Laurence Knoop of Splice and Fid, who lives full-time on a narrowboat with his young family. The narrowboat is also his workshop, storefront and vehicle for travelling the waterways of England and Wales. Laurence also leads our Rope Trivet workshop, a great introduction to ropework.

You will aim to take home a finished basket that measures approximately 23 x 23 x 13 cm.

Suitable for beginners, minimum age 16 years

Cancellation deadline: 19th June

Cost: £70 to include all materials, tea & coffee. Please bring lunch.

NOTE: the Craft Barn is accessed via external stone steps and unfortunately may not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

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