Marie Louise Fitzpatrick » Award-Winning Irish Writer and Illustrator

Basket Weaving

Spent yesterday basket weaving at The Farm Shop, Tinahely. Had an interesting time learning some basic traditional Irish weaving techniques from a great teacher and, at the end of a long day’s work,  all nine of us went home with completed baskets! The Farm Shop is a lovely venue, there was a slap-up lunch included, and two friendly pigs kept us company in the barn as we wove.

My basket is strong, if a wee bit bockety! Will definitely try it again. Here are some pics of the basket in progress:

 

Basket Case | The Belugas are Watching - […] of Connemara where I did a four day course in traditional Irish basket weaving with Ciaran Hogan. I’d made a basket once before – strongish but bockety and a wee bit on the holey side – so my aim this time was to […]

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