Willow backpack starts 18/06/2024, 6-9pm
June 18- July 16. Tuesday evenings, 6-9 pm @Art House South Brent For all abilities
- Art House, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
This 5 week course will be an opportunity to immerse yourself in the skills and weaves that will make up a beautiful, open-topped willow back-pack. Ive just finished running this course through January and Feb and its been such a lot of fun, with really unique backpacks made. I've put some photos of the packs made below. Starting with a catalan style base, there will be opportunities to learn several new weaves according to your skills. These back-packs are wonderful to use in the garden to gather fruit, for a visit to the beach or the market. They are hard wearing, long lasting and mendable, sustainable making at its best! You can choose from leather or canvas webbing for your straps, and you will be shown how to use the tools to attach everything with rivets and buckles, to give your own backpack a beautiful finish. The 5 sessions cost £135 payable here online to secure your place. There is also a materials charge of around £15 for the willow and £15-20 for leather straps and buckles etc (payable during the workshops). You are welcome to supply your own buckles and leather straps or non leather alternatives but do chat to me first about sizing before you buy.
Please note that cancellations or transfers are not available within 30 days of the start date unless you or I can re fill your place. I would make every effort to fill your place but bear in mind that the shorter the notice, the harder it would be.