From Plants to Baskets
The course is mainly of practical nature.
The art of weaving is one of the most ancient practices of man: intertwining branches and other plant fibers can create containers incredibly robust, lightweight and durable.
- Recognition, selection, preparation of materials from
willow, olive, clematis, reeds, dogwood, elm ... Recognise plants and know how to play and collect in the right season to create beautiful shades.
- The plot
The floor, walls, edges and handles. With a few techniques, tricks and precautions (that will come with experience) everyone will take home the baskets created.
- Examples of techniques and traditional baskets
You will learn to recognize materials and features that make a typical basket.
- Why learn to make baskets in 2017?
To find an alternative to the baskets that are now in stores for a few Euros that are not able to tell us almost nothing about their history and the hands that made them. In an era dominated by consumerism, learn how to make an object by hand without buying anything means resume deep bonds between man, the land and its traditions. Learn about plants and seasons is enough to create objects that last 50 years (in spite of the plastic).
from 9.00 to about 18.00
Where: Riolo Terme (RA)
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Course fee: 50 € per person
Including material from local plants and harvested by hand.
Minimum 10 maximum 20 participants
Food: The Sunday lunch will self: you can bring something to share (a specialty of its own area, a cake or a cake).
For more info and Registration call:
Lea: 3286084425Federico: 3314948859 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More technical information on the baskets:
Andrea Magnolini www.passileggerisullaterra.it 347-2237427 email@example.com
What to bring: pruning scissors, a sharp boxcutter (who can), clothes and shoes to get dirty. USB stick for the pantry.