Photo credit- Annemarie O’Sullivan
Learn the beautiful craft of basketry by creating a Sciathog, a small, shallow ribbed frame basket that was traditionally used for straining potatoes. It is beautiful as a wall piece, or on the table holding fruit or bread.
The cost of the day includes a tour of the House and Garden, an artisan lunch, tea and coffees, and all tools and materials. Suitable for all levels.
About the tutor
Annemarie O’Sullivan is a basket maker who works on small-scale domestic objects to large-scale architectural installations.
‘Using willow, which I grow and harvest, I use weaving and binding techniques, which have been used for hundreds of years to make a range of functional and non-functional work. I’m really interested in seeing the process of making through, from the source to the finished piece.
I am very grateful to all the makers who came before me, who discovered amazing ways to make and construct. Without them I would have nothing. I love the simplicity of basket making. All I need is a knife and some rods of willow and I can make a basket.’