The six person crew, Clodagh, Rosie, Teresa, Des, Sandra and Marc along with Heike and Klaus, arrived one fine sunny saturday morning, braving the thin north wind. The willow had been collected by Margie, Leiny and Marc a few weeks before. The preparation began at 10.15 after tea and Clodagh's homemade cake.
It wasn't long before the uprights were in place and the job of weaving them across began. The crew worked hard until lunchtime. A big bowl of salad and a cold meat and cheese platter was set ready to accompany Clodagh's homebaked bread.
After lunch Isla went out to put the finishing touches to the new structure with Klaus.
Meanwhile Heike set the group to making spanish trays, the fresh green dogwood was so beautiful, it looked like sea weed.
By four thirty Isla had moved in, leaving her wellies by the entrance, she settled in for a spot of reading with baby doll. The Margie Team
Chez Margie was the venue for yet another basketmaking session with Heike in May. Eilish joined the crew for the first time and really got into the experience totally, completing a beautiful basket with handle.
Heike, our master tutor, at work in the kitchen at Chez Margie
Clogagh gets to grips with the willow and the weaving, she made a shopper with a handle. She also ensured the day's success with her excellent culinary skills, providing the scones, jam, bread and cakes.
Sheila, too, is at ease with the craft,completing a beautiful shopper with a handle, she has now completed three sessions.
Margaret got straight in to the weaving at her first sessions, making a basket with a handle also. Visit Margie's Crafts to see the finished baskets, by right clicking the underlined blue title or by clicking here