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Modern Craft Workshop | Make your own cane tray with Tabara N'Diave

Introduction to basketry ; Make your own cane tray with Tabara N'Diave at the Forge, Bristoi, creative event space for modern art and craft workshops and classes

From basket bags to basket lampshades, baskets have never been more popular! If you have always wanted to learn how to make a basket but shy away from it - thinking the process looks too elaborate now is your chance to discover the joys of this beautiful craft.

During this introductory workshop, you will learn how to weave a stylish tray perfect for your coffee table using centre cane, This is one of the most popular basketry techniques using one of the most accessible materials around the world.

Get ready to get your hands dirty – literally – as this workshop involves soaking the centre cane, bending it and reshaping it !

You will learn :

The basics of basketry including materials to use and terminology

How to start and finish a basket, including creating a simple decorative border

Groups are kept small to allow for individual attention. Suitable for all levels including beginners.

About Tabara

Co-founder of La Basketry, a homeware brand offering baskets and home accessories designed in collaboration with a group of female artisans in her native Senegal.
Since launching in 2017, her range of products have been featured in some of the UK's best publications and has also been stocked at the world-renowned Victoria & Albert Museum. 

A basket maker herself, her first book ‘Baskets’ was published last Spring shining a light on one of the world's most ancient crafts with basketry techniques and modern creations that will inspire you. It's woven into her DNA!