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Basketry for Beginners With Sussex Basketmaker, Christiane Gunzi


Thursday 15th June 2023 | 9:30am - 1:30pm

Basketry for Beginners  With Sussex Basketmaker, Christiane Gunzi

On Thursday, 15th June
and Thursday, 5th October 2023
From 9.30-1.30

£85.00 including tools, materials, and garden entry
Free tea, coffee and biscuits during the class

Suitable for complete beginners, this workshop explores projects using natural English willow. This is an enjoyable introduction to the ancient craft of basketweaving. Please note that a certain amount of manual dexterity is required when working with natural willow.

Limited spaces, so to book a place, please contact Christiane via her website:

About Christiane
“Based in East Sussex, I handcraft traditional and contemporary basketry using willow, rush and other natural materials. My training was at the City Lit in London (2011-2013), and I have a City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Creative Techniques in Textiles (Basketry). Influenced by the patterns, textures and tones that occur in nature, I enjoy exploring non-functional basketry with natural materials foraged near my home. As well as making baskets, I run basketweaving classes for beginners and improvers. I love passing on my passion for this ancient craft. My work has been exhibited in London, Surrey and Sussex.”

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      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
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