Permaculture blog

Re-skilling Marlborough: basket making

Published by Sam Page on 30 August 2013

We are pleased to report that Transition Marlborough has been able add basket-making to the re-skilling process.  We have done this by providing Maureen with almost 50% of the cost of her 5-day training with a basket-making expert at this year's Summer School.  

Following her training, Maureen said 'I have accepted the money on the basis that I will have the Winter to practice and ensure that I am able to deliver something of an acceptable standard - I am really enthusiastic about the idea of producing hedgerow baskets!'. She is planning to offer low-cost tutoring in simple basket-making and willow weaving some time in 2014. 

In the meantime, we are on the look-out for garden waste, such as prunings from hedges and willow trees that can be woven into baskets and other useful items - please get in touch if you can help: permaculture@transitionmarlborough.org 

Would you like to learn a new skill?  Would you be prepared to share this skill with the rest of us?  It's not too late to sign up for forging and wild game butchery courses. See the full list of courses that TM is willing to part sponsor here...

We are also keen to part sponsor someone who would like to train as a Domestic Energy Assessor. Find out more here...

                                                                                                                          Maureen's first basket!