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Basketry for beginners – with Sussex basketmaker, Christiane Gunzi


Friday 7th October 2022 | 9:30am - 1:30pm

Basketry for beginners – with Sussex basketmaker, Christiane Gunzi

Basketry for beginners ~ with Sussex basketmaker, Christiane Gunzi

Suitable for complete beginners, this workshop explores two projects using natural English willow. In the morning you’ll learn to weave a simple woven platter, and a bird feeder, using two traditional weaves, then add a track border and a handle to your work. 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.

On: Friday 7th october , 2022

Time: 9.30-1.30 (please arrive by 9.15)

At: Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116), near Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT

Price: £80 including all the tools and materials

To book a place on this workshop, please contact Christiane via her website or Instagram. www.

About Christiane –

Based in Sussex, I handcraft traditional and contemporary baskets using English 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 home. As well as making baskets, I run basket weaving classes for beginners and improvers. I love passing on my passion for this ancient craft. My work has been exhibited in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.


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      10:50 11 Jul 22
      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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      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
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      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
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      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful