English Willow Basket Making Workshop with Heather Sanft

English Willow Basket Making Workshop

with Heather Sanft

Saturday, March 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand! This one-day basket making workshop will teach students how to make a small willow fruit sieve using traditional English construction techniques: solid bottom, English randed sides, with slight inward taper to a wide border. These baskets are traditionally used to hold a measure of fruit and will pile on top of each other successfully for market.

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Heather Sanft was trained in Anthropology and Museum Studies at the University of British Columbia, her fieldwork apprenticeships were in Canada, France and the United Kingdom in traditional basketry. Sanft makes traditional willow baskets and historical reproductions for historic collections including 17th century lobsterpots for the Fortress Louisburg, and eel pots for the feature film, A Scarlett Letter. This is Heather’s second time teaching at the Lunenburg School of the Arts.

www.lunenburgarts.org/programs/english-willow-basket-making
Lunenburg School of the Arts,
6 Prince Street, Lunenburg, NS