Our main basket weaving tutor is Alison Fitzgerald who has her own studio at Priory Cottages Art, Craft & Design Studios Benburb. There are courses on a variety of basket weaving techniques for both beginners and seasoned weavers throughout the year. The Basket Weaving courses will suit beginners and those with more experience. We're happy to tailor your course to suit your level of ability and thus get the best out of your retreat!
Alison Fitzgerald fell in love with willow more than 20 years ago when she came to live in Ireland. “The beautiful, slender, brightly coloured stems gently swaying in the winter sun inspired me to weave”. Alison then established Greenwood Baskets in Armagh a few years later and after 20 years weaving has made an inspired move to Priory Cottages, Benburb.
An understanding of the natural qualities of willow is a feature of Greenwood Baskets. Strong, gently curving frame baskets look elegant and modern but are based on ancient traditional forms; log and carrying baskets may have curved tops and spiral or zigzag weaving; ‘wandering willow’ wall designs suggest swirls of movement with smoothly bending willows, the tips folded back into leaf-like shapes.
All have subtle blends of natural bark colours and are made to order.
Contact: Alison Fitzgerald
Greenwood Baskets, Priory Cottages, The Priory, Benburb Co. Tyrone, BT71 7LA
Tel. 028 38891486 or 07871388861 email: email@example.com