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A basket making course tailor-made for you

Learning how to make a basket

Always wanted to learn how to weave a basket, or are you already experienced but would like to improve yourself? Make sure to continue reading!

What better than to learn something new, or to improve yourself in something? In this course I gather all my knowledge and passion to teach you everything there is to know about basketry/wickerwork. 

What can I expect on a basketmaking course?

You can follow a 2-day course or sign up for just 1 day. Throughout the course you will learn everything about sorting and soaking of willow, and weaving a basket. A typical day lasts from 09:30 to 16:00, with a lunchbreak between 12:30-13:00.

Everybody starts with weaving a round basket. However, through individual guidance it is possible to discuss options for new creations afterwards. 

Whether you're coming for 1 or 2 days, you will always go home at the end of the day with a selfwoven basket already after the first course

Already experienced? No problem at all, then you can decide yourself, in consultation with me, what you want to make! Possible ideas are: a cone, angel, feedhouse, alternative easter tree, mushroom, and much much more.

What's included in the price? 

Price for 1 day: 50 euros ; Price for 2 consecutive days:  90 euros.

Included: 

  • Personal assistance throughout the entire day
  • 1 kg of willow (raw, Belgian red) per day *
  • Coffee/tea & soup/cake
  • Assistance possible in 3 languages: English, French, and Dutch 

*To avoid misunderstandings all baskets will be weighed. If they weigh more than 1 kg, a surcharge/kg will be charged. All baskets made in peeled willow will be charged seperately as well. 

Is this experience for me? 

This course is tailored both for beginners as well as for people with former experience who want to learn more about basketry and improve their skills. Given the maximum number of 6 participants per course it really allows for individual guidance. It would be my pleasure to share my passion for basketry with you. 

What should I take with me? 

  • Lunch 
  • Pruner 
  • Sharp knife

Sign up

You can sign up by contacting me via email or phone. The registration is only valid from the moment the money is transfered. Given the soaking time of the willow it is required to sign up latest 2 weeks prior to the course.  

 

Possible dates for the first half of 2020: 

  • January:  17th and 18th (Friday and Saturday) // 24th en 25th (Friday and Saturday) // 31st of January and 1st of February (Friday and Saturday)

  • March: 13th and 14th (Friday and Saturday) // 20th and 21st (Friday and Saturday) 

  • April: 10th and 11th (Friday and Saturday) // 17th and 18th (Friday and Saturday)

  • May: 8th and 9th (Friday and Saturday) // 15th and 16th (Friday and Saturday)

  • June: 12th and 13th (Friday and Saturday) // 19th and 20th(Friday and Saturday)

 

Other info

  • Location: Zandstraat 47, 3140 Keerbergen, Belgium
  • Bank account number:  IBAN, BE61 9730 5814 0117  BIC, ARSPBE22
  • Until 3 weeks prior to the course you can cancel free of charge, afterwards you'll have to find somebody to replace you yourself. 
  • In the absence of a sufficient amount of participants, the right to cancel the course is reserved.  

 

Custom made course? 

Besides the regular courses I am spesialised in tailoring courses to your needs. Do you have an idea? Feel free to contact me for more information or questions about a possible collaboration. 

Hi, my name is Lieve Lieckens and I am an artisan basket weaver by profession.

I am spesialised in custom made baskets, the creation of giants, and delivering services such as courses and presentations. Quality is guaranteed by the usage of the right materials and through craftsmanship. All my products are ecologic and sustainable.

Interested? Contact me!

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