Our Courses and Workshops
Diane offers 1 day courses from 11am – 5pm to give you the opportunity to make your own basket. The workshops are open to all skill levels, generally starting with the circular basket Slath and Pairing technique. (price €75 per person).
We cover Willow growing, harvesting and preparation as well as tool types and safety during use. They are held in Lyre Community Hall in Lyre Village, Banteer. Eircode V31 EC62. Cork unless another venue is stated.
Classes are kept small with a maximum of 7 participants so that everyone gets plenty of one on one tuition time. Tools and materials will be provided along with light refreshments too.
Please note that basketry is not an easy craft and some strength is needed in the hands to manipulate and control the willow rod’s. Booking and full payment is essential to secure any place on the day.
Private tuition is sometimes available, depending on work schedules, on these occasions she may also be working on her own Baskets whilst providing the tuition, contact for more details. (€130 per person)