Location: Killoscully, Newport, co Tipperary

I have been running classes in the Community Hall in the scenic village of Killoscully for a number of years. I am fortunate to have such a pleasant facility at my doorstep surrounded by some beautiful wild countryside!
The workshops are relaxing, full of fun and cover a range of basket weaving techniques. They offer space to allow yourself to be immersed into the weaving and learning new skills.

A light lunch and materials are included in each workshop price. There will be tea and snacks available all day too.

Accomodation:

We are also fortunate to have a beautiful overnighting facility nearby. My friends Roy and Roz run an airB&B 5 minutes from Killoscully village. Find more information here.

Larger groups can find accommodation here.

 

How to book?

1. Pay deposit or full amount by clicking on the pay now button.
2. Specify the day or workshop you are booking for by sending me an email at barnabaun@live.ie.
3. I will send you a confirmation email.

If you are booking for more then one person please contact me beforehand to make sure places are available.
Please book more then 7 days before the day of the workshop to make sure suitable material will be ready for use.

Booking is essential and a 50% deposit will secure your place.

 

 

Willow harvesting day:

Date: Either Saturday January 5th or Sunday January 6th weather depending.

Description: Back by popular demand! Come and help us harvest the willow whilst learning all about the growing process, varieties, harvesting, drying etc. See how we manage our willow patches. Tea and snacks provided. This is an outdoor activity, you will need weather appropriate clothing and footwear. The willow patch will be wet and muddy. Bring secateurs if you own a pair.

Price: This is a free event as your work will be a help to us.

Booking essential! Send me an email at barnabaun@live.ie

 

 

 

Beginners basket weaving class

Beginners class in basket making:

Date: Saturday February 23rd and Sunday February 24th.

Time: 10am. – 5pm. approx.

Description: This is a day focussed on beginners. But also those that have made baskets before can come to bring fluency to their weaving and practice their skills under my watchful eye! You can do any of the two days or both. You will make a basket in a day to bring home. First day will be a small round basket, on the second day I will introduce new techniques and we can make a round shopping basket.

Price: One day €70          Two days €120

Let me know your experience when booking so I can make sure appropriate material will be available.




 

 

Skib making:
Date: Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th.

Time: 10am. – 5pm. approx.

Description: A skib is a traditional Irish potato basket. They come in all sizes and were traditionally used to strain and serve the staple meal for a family, potatoes. Now though they are a beautiful addition to any home. Smaller skibs can be used in the kitchen, larger skibs however are getting very popular as wall hangings. As a basket maker the skib offers a beautiful canvas to work with natural willow colours.

Choice of doing one or two days. A large Skib will require two days to finish. Some weaving experience required.

Price: One day €70 Two days €120




 

Make your own lamp:

Date: Saturday and Sunday April 27 and 28

Time: 10am. – 5pm. approx.

Description: Over the years I have experimented with willow and have found the light coming through the weaving so fascinating that I started making lamps and lampshades. In this workshop you can make your own. Usual basket making techniques are used. Base and fittings will be provided. The shape and size will be of your own design. This is a two day workshop allowing time to make and finish your intended work. Some weaving experience required.

Price: Two- day workshop €150




 

 

Fitching:

Date: Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th

Time: 10am. – 5pm. approx.

Description: Fitching is a different technique then the usual stake and strand of basket making technique. You will learn how to make a base from a frame and attach your uprights to it. You will learn how to make scalloms and how to use the fitching weave. Weaving experience required. This is a two day workshop.

Price: Two- day €120



 

Beginners class in basket making:

Date: Saturday September 21st and Sunday September 22nd.

Time: 10am. – 5pm. approx.

Description: This is a day focussed on beginners. But also those that have made baskets before can come to bring fluency to their weaving and practice their skills under my watchful eye! You can do any of the two days or both. You will make a basket in a day to bring home. First day will be a small round basket, on the second day I will introduce new techniques and we can make a round shopping basket.

Price: One day €70 Two days €120

Let me know your experience when booking so I can make sure appropriate material will be available.




 

 

Log basket course:

Date: Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th

Time: 10am until 5pm. approx.

Description: Make your own log basket. This is a two-day course. Some experience necessary. We make the base and start on the side weaving on the first day. The second day we will finish the side weaving and put down the border and decide on the handles.

Price: Two-day €120




 

 

 

 

 

I travel out for classes with groups (6-10 people). If interested feel free to contact me.

If you are interested in learning a specific technique that is not mentioned above please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss.

Please contact me if you would like further information:

 

Email: barnabaun@live.ie   Phone:+353 (0)86 08400