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Workshops

This year I’m running basket workshops for beginners and improvers at various venues in East Sussex. These include The Hub at Bodiam, and village halls in Rodmell, Brede and Three Oaks
creating willow weaving classes at unique and special countryside locations.

Workshops Autumn 2019

 

Basketry for beginners

On Saturday, 5th October, 2019

At The Hub, Quarry Farm, Bodiam, East Sussex TN32 5RA

10.30-4.30pm (arriving by 10.15)
£75 including tools and materials

This full-day class is a fun introduction to basket weaving with natural willow. You’ll learn about this lovely native material, and explore a range
of simple projects. In the morning, you’ll weave a small, elegant frame basket, and after lunch you’ll make a willow bird feeder, using two different traditional weaves. You’ll then add a simple trac border and a rolled handle to your work. This workshop is suitable for beginners, and those with a bit
of experience. It’s a relaxing day, and a great way to start to learn basketry. The Hub is set in stunning Sussex countryside, and has a café where coffees, teas, cake and lunches are served.

Basketry for beginners

On Saturday, 26th October, 2019

At Three Oaks Village Hall, Near Hastings, East Sussex TN35 4NH

10.30-4.30pm (arriving by 10.15)
£75 including tools and materials

Please bring a packed lunch (teas and coffees are provided).

This full-day class is a fun introduction to basket weaving with natural willow. You’ll learn about this lovely native material, and explore a range
of simple projects. In the morning, you’ll weave a small, elegant frame basket or a willow tray, and after lunch you’ll make a willow bird feeder, using two different traditional weaves. You’ll then add a simple trac border and a rolled handle to your work. This workshop is suitable for beginners, and those with a bit of experience. It’s a relaxing day, and a great way to start to learn basketry. Three Oaks village hall is set in a tranquil countryside location, only a few miles from Hastings.

Round ‘berry basket’

On Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 

At Brede Village Hall, Cackle Street, Brede, East Sussex TN31 6DX

10.30-4.30pm (arriving by 10.15)
£75 including tools and materials

Please bring a packed lunch (teas and coffees are provided)

In this one-day workshop you’ll make a traditional round willow basket. You’ll construct and weave the base, build up the basket’s sides, then add a border, and a handle too if time allows. We’ll cover several traditional weaves, including pairing, waling and randing, and you’ll learn about the material and tools. This workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers. 

Brede village hall is a light and airy venue, close to Great Dixter Gardens in Northiam.

Round ‘berry basket’

On Saturday, 9th November, 2019 

At Rodmell Village Hall, The Paddocks, Rodmell, near Lewes BN7 3HF

10.30-4.30pm (arriving by 10.15)
£75 including tools and materials

Please bring a packed lunch (teas and coffees are provided)

In this one-day workshop you’ll make a traditional round willow basket. You’ll construct and weave the base, build up the basket’s sides, then add a border, and a handle too if time allows. We’ll cover several traditional weaves, including pairing, waling and randing, and you’ll learn about the material and tools. This workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers. Rodmell village hall is a new village venue, and is close to Lewes, Eastbourne and Brighton.

Festive decorations

On Saturday, 30th November, 2019

At Three Oaks Village Hall, Near Hastings, East Sussex TN35 4NH

10.30-4.30pm (arriving at 10.00)
£75 including tools and materials. Please bring a packed lunch (teas and coffees are provided)

In this fun pre-Christmas workshop we’ll weave a variety of willow decorations, including stars, trees and reindeer, and if you wish, you can also weave a festive wreath out of natural willows. Come along and create some original handmade gifts!

Round ‘berry basket’

On Saturday, 7th December, 2019

At The Hub, Quarry Farm, Bodiam, East Sussex TN32 5RA
10.30-4.30pm (arriving by 10.15)
£75 including tools and materials

 There’s a nice café on site serving delicious food.

 In this one-day workshop you’ll make a traditional round willow basket. You’ll construct and weave the base, build up the basket’s sides, then add a border, and a handle too if time allows. We’ll cover several traditional weaves, including pairing, waling and randing, and you’ll learn about the material and tools. This workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers.

 Please not that spaces on all workshops are strictly limited so that everyone gets individual tuition. To reserve a space, please email me via my website: www.christianegunzibasketry.com, via Instagram, or at christianegunzi5@gmail.com

Payment by bank transfer is required at least two weeks before the class, as the materials require advance preparation.

MATERIALS
Working with willow is great for those who have a certain amount of manual dexterity,
as you need quite strong thumbs. Rush is a much softer material, so it’s ideal for anyone whose fingers are stiff or less flexible.

Christiane Gunzi Basketry

Address: Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex
email: christianegunzi5@gmail.com

Please email me if you are interested in classes, or if you have an enquiry about a basket commission or repair.

Photograph of Christiane Gunzi

I’m a member of:

The Basketmakers’ Association and The Basketry Collective.

Trade Advisor to The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers 2017-2019.

You can follow me on Instagram.

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Photograph of Christiane Gunzi

Christiane Gunzi Basketry
Address: Old Town, Hastings, Sussex
email: christianegunzi5@gmail.com

I’m a member of:
The Basketmakers’ Association
The Basketry Collective and 
Sussex Arts Collective
You can follow me on Instagram

Please email me if you are interested in classes, or if you have an enquiry about a basket commission or repair.
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