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Basket making workshop for children

Thursday 30 May 2024
Come along and make a basket with Amy Gunawan Willow Weaving. Learn a new craft in a fun, social and supportive space. I'll take you through the steps to make a willow basket. We'll use a solid base from Relic Plastics made from recycled plastic and use willow to weave the sides and form a handle. About me: I am a willow weaver and a basket maker based in Lancaster. I run a regular programme of workshops teaching basket making and woven decorative pieces. I also sell my work at local markets, through my website www.amygunawanwillowweaving.com and Esty All materials and tools supplied. All children must come with a supervising adult. Suitable for children 4 years and up. Fee £20 ***There is one non-means-tested free space for anyone who is unwaged/otherwise can't afford the session*** If you would like this space please message me and I can book you on.
The Gregson Community and Arts Centre
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Willow weaving - Make a Drift wood wall hanging

Thursday 30 May 2024
Take time out for yourself, learn a new skill and enjoy the creative process. In this workshop I will show you how to make a driftwood wall hanging. We'll be using different techniques to weave different shapes such as stars, hearts, fish, suns, mini wreaths etc. You can make a mix of different shapes or all the same if you like. I'll have a selection of driftwood and chunky willow sticks to choose from. All materials and tools will be provided. The willow varieties I have will vary depending on what is available at the time. The workshop will run from 7.30-9.30pm in the Olive bar at the Gregson centre. £30pp
Gregson Community and Arts Centre
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Willow weaving - Fruit bowl/ small shopping basket

Saturday 22 June 2024
Take time out for yourself, learn a new skill and enjoy the creative process. In this workshop you will learn the basic basketry skills to make a fruit bowl or add a handle to make a small shopping basket. This workshop is suitable for beginners and all materials and tools will be provided. As this is a full day course you will need to bring a packed lunch. There will be facilities for making hot drinks throughout the day and I will provide tea/coffee and milk/oat milk options. The venue will be my home in Lancaster where there is free on street parking. Please note: The willow varieties I have will vary depending on what is available at the time. Bookings will close 1 week prior to allow soaking time for the willow. I often soak a little extra so if you are interested after the bookings close please send me a message and I'll see if I can accommodate.
Amy Gunawan Willow Weaving
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Sunflowers and dragonflies Sat 6th July 2024

Saturday 6 July 2024
Take time out for yourself, learn a new skill and enjoy the creative process. In this workshop we will be making sunflowers and dragonflies out of a variety of coloured willow for the garden or inside. They can be wall mounted or mounted on a stick. All materials and tools will be provided. There will be facilities for making hot drinks throughout the day. The venue is Friends Meeting House just next to the train station in Lancaster. The best option for parking is at the station car park just over the bridge which is £4.50 for the day. Please note: The willow varieties I have will vary depending on what is available at the time. Bookings will close 1 week prior to allow soaking time for the willow. I often soak a little extra so if you are interested after the bookings close please send me a message and I'll see if I can accommodate.
Friends Meeting House
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Sunflowers and dragonflies Sat 6th July 2024 -PM session

Saturday 6 July 2024
Take time out for yourself, learn a new skill and enjoy the creative process. In this workshop we will be making sunflowers and dragonflies out of a variety of coloured willow for the garden or inside. They can be wall mounted or mounted on a stick. All materials and tools will be provided. There will be facilities for making hot drinks throughout the day. The venue is Friends Meeting House just next to the train station in Lancaster. The best option for parking is at the station car park just over the bridge which is £4.50 for the day. Please note: The willow varieties I have will vary depending on what is available at the time. Bookings will close 1 week prior to allow soaking time for the willow. I often soak a little extra so if you are interested after the bookings close please send me a message and I'll see if I can accommodate.
Friends Meeting House
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Berry picking basket Sat 17th August

Saturday 17 August 2024
Take time out for yourself, learn a new skill and enjoy the creative process. In this workshop you will learn the basic basketry skills to make a Berry Picking basket. This workshop is suitable for beginners and all materials and tools will be provided. As this is a full day course you will need to bring a packed lunch. There will be facilities for making hot drinks throughout the day and I will provide tea/coffee and milk. The workshop will take place at my house where there is free on street parking. Please note: The willow varieties I have will vary depending on what is available at the time. Bookings will close 1 week prior to allow soaking time for the willow. I often soak a little extra so if you are interested after the bookings close please send me a message and I'll see if I can accommodate.
Amy Gunawan Willow Weaving