Marianne from Crafty Basketry will be conducting an introductory course to basket weaving. You will be weaving a garden ornament (dragonfly) with 5 rods of flexible, slender basketry willow. There are two techniques that will be shown, which can be applied to other projects also. Children as young as 8 as well as adults can take part.
Marianne van Niekerken has been a basketmaker since 2006 and has developed a style that is instinctive and organic, using techniques that have been passed on by professional basketmakers through the generations. She takes specific commissions, sells baskets at markets and fairs and does repairs on heir looms.