First warm weekend of Spring, first basket workshop taught outdoors (well, with doors open anyway) and first time working in the new Craft Hub at the Centre for Stewardship, Falkland. It was a good day with a lovely bunch of people.
We used twigs I’d collected from the roadside and path edges in Falkland Estate, a selection of birch, willow, larch, alder, hawthorn (thorns removed), lime, an accidental piece of honeysuckle and a few pussy willows.
We opened the glass doors and worked half-in, half-out of the room. Very pleasant.
This workshop was supported by the Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership.
I’m running more creative events at the Centre for Stewardship, Falkland during the spring and summer.
The Craft Hub will be open over the Fife Open Studios weekend (7,8,9th May), drop in and say hello if you are in the area. I’ll be working away on baskets, rag-rug projects and demonstrating drop-spindle spinning.
There are plenty more full-day creative workshops in the programme. I’m running:
Paint and Draw like a Pict (Sat 28th May), a chance to learn more about Pictish art and try painting with natural ochre pigments collected in Fife.
Summer Baskets (Sun 10th July). We’ll be using grasses, rushes and other seasonal local materials for this one.
All materials provided, no experience needed, free, bookable through Eventbrite. See the events page on the Living Lomonds website for more details: http://www.livinglomonds.org.uk/events/