SOLD OUT - KILLRUDDERY CUT FLOWERS PRESENTS: WEAVE YOUR OWN CLOCHE WITH SARAH JENKINSON
About this experience
SUNDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY
ADULT MEMBER: €135
Join Killruddery Cut Flowers this spring and learn the craft of willow weaving with master basket weaver Sarah Jenkinson, as you weave a Willow Cloche for your garden which can be used to support any number of ornamental plants such as Peonies or Dahlias. This workshop is a suitable for beginners and intermediate weavers interested in working with willow and you will be shown a variety of traditional weaves and basket making techniques.
With limited slots available to ensure the workshop remains intimate and each individual receives plenty of guidance throughout the day, all materials for this workshop will be provided by Sarah Jenkinson and the Killruddery team, and everyone will leave the workshop with a woven cloche to bring home with them. This workshop also includes a welcome tea/coffee and scone, glass of bubbles and light lunch in the Grain Store Restaurant.
To ensure high quality tuition and support numbers for this workshop will be a maximum 15 people.
ABOUT SARAH JENKINSON
Sarah Jenkinson lives and works in Galway city as a full time basketmaker. Sarah made her first willow basket a few years ago and instantly fell in love with the uniquely spiced aroma and texture of willow, and the ancient craft of basketmaking. Having been given the opportunity to work as an apprentice with Ciaran Hogan at his workshop and shop at the Spiddal Craft Centre, it was here that Sarah developed her skills and love for traditional Irish basketmaking along with attending basketmaking residencies all over Europe where she learned new basketry skills from many talented basketmakers.
Sarah loves weaving with willow and she has found that the ancient craft of basketmaking has rooted her in a very special place, deeply connected to the earth. Sarah weaves baskets with barked willow allowing the stunning natural colours and the uniquely spiced aroma of the willow varieties to shine through on each basket. Sarah also grows various willow varieties in a small Salley Garden in Connemara from which she harvests willow every winter for use in her baskets.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
- This workshop is for complete beginners & intermediate practitioners
- Those looking to explore and expand the art of willow weaving and craft making
- Those looking to gain confidence with a new creative outlet
- Anyone looking to spend time with like-minded individuals doing something new and creative
- All materials are supplied
- Please wear warm thick soled shoes, and dress to suit the days weather
- Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main Car Park and follow signs to Grain Store
Seasonal Supper Club - Everything perfect from beginning to end, atmospheric setting, wonderful staff and service, the food was so fresh and full of flavour and presented so well, a credit to the head chef Niall, whose visit to each table also made it special. A credit to the whole team, we will definitely be back.