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Private tuition is only open to one or two individuals at a time and must be scheduled in advance. $200 per day (cost is split if there are two people), materials and homegrown lunch included.
Spend a couple of days learning the ins and outs of basketry here at our farm. Folks seeking private tuition will work directly with me to weave any basket of their choosing, within their (and my!) skill level. Most baskets will take at least two days to learn, larger or more complicated baskets may even take three. Obelisks or small trays may only take a half day. The farm is lovely almost any time of the year and you’ll meet our chickens, dog and cats. Do remember that willow can be challenging to weave and that these tutorials will be taking place on a working farm. Please contact me to schedule a private tutorial.
February 29th, 2020, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Organized through New York Botanical Garden
More info and registration here. $239 for non-members, $215 for members of NYBG.
A staple of English gardens, a willow obelisk serves as a graceful plant support or a decorative focal point in your garden. Jesica Clark, owner of the Hudson Valley's Willow Vale Farm, will teach you traditional willow weaving techniques, including randing and pairing. You'll have time to experiment before you create an eco-friendly obelisk, which will include an Irish mouth wale base and a Japanese eye knot top. Strong hands are a must! Register here.