Sunday, November 7, 2010

Basketmaking at Chez Margie

tutored the one day workshop with 8 participants,Leo, Annemarie, Val, Ana, Clodagh, Edel, Sophie and Bernie, all eager to learn a new skill.

It did not take long until everyone had a base made in beautiful contrasting colours (It seemed second nature to Bernie), the wonderful smell of the willow filling the room.

Edel and Clodagh moved outdoors when the uprights were added, just before Lunch.

Clodagh brought her fantastic brown bread, that was soon eaten up with cheese, meats and a good spread of Leiny's green tomatoe chutney. To finish off lunch, everyone went a little overboard with, pecan and banana bread, lemon drizzle and orange peel drizzle, cakes that Clodagh is now famous for.

The french rants were added to the structures directly after lunch and soon the baskets were taking shape.

Heike was on hand to demonstrate each step and Margie prepared the beautiful coloured willow bundles for everyone.

By evening there were 8 beautiful baskets complete, and 8 new very proud basketmakers pleased with their achievements. The group will have a re-union in February 2011.

Congratulation to everyone involved.

The Margie Team