A complete demonstration of a basic willow basket, from start to finish.
I've tried to make it as simple and clear as I could, leaving all unnecessary details behind, and focusing solely on the very basics and fundamentals of willow work, which are hard enough to learn on their own.
8 lessons, 2 hours, free
7 lessons, 3 hours, $49
Let's dive deep into the craft of weaving round bases - a rudimentary subject in basket weaving. Learn all about assembling a round base, controlling the shape, the elementary base weaves, different joins and when to use them, different ways to "lock" the base, planning your work in advance, beginning the weave, separating the sticks, and much more.
In this advanced course we'll to focus on two weaves: french randing and plain randing. Applying those weaves to oval bases is not as simple as it may appear.
There are some very crucial principles that must be understood here, especially about the separation of the side sticks, but also about special nature of oval bases in general. After this, we'll go over other possible weaves for French oval bases, and many more interesting topics that will greatly improve your craft.
5 lessons, 2.5 hours, $49
The process of staking up includes 4 different stages.
Each of this stages can be done in a number of different ways according to the nature of our work and your personal preferences.
Here I demonstrate some commonly used methods and approaches for each of these stages, and, while doing so - explain their advantages and the reasoning behind them.
1 lessons, 22 min, free
Learning to manage the border part on your own is something that many people struggle with, sometimes for many years. Having seen this time and again with long-time basket makers I've developed an approach of teaching the principles instead of teaching specific types of borders. Learn to understand, once and for all, the beginning, middle and finishing part of making borders. Acquire a deep and profound understanding of the subject, and become an expert in border making.
6 lessons, 4 hours, $69
Here I teach all sorts of special techniques and different basket making styles.
Currently there are two lessons in this series, but there are plenty more lessons I plan to add real soon. Among these: the rope coil waling, the zig-zag weave, crisscross square base, special decorations, packing, and more...
Instead of charging full price right away, I am offering a special launch price deal,
which allows for an on-sale pre-purchase of the full course.
2 lessons, 30 min, $19
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