Workshop: Basket Weaving with Max Johnson

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 6-8pm GMT | Mesa, 567 Duke Street, Glasgow, G31 1PY

The story goes that Thomas Sulman took to the skies in a hot air balloon to draw his intricate Bird’s Eye View of Glasgow in 1864. It’s thought the advent of hot air ballooning in the 1820’s had played a major role in the popularisation of panoramas like Sulman’s, as the higher vantage point increased the field of view of the artist, allowing for greater sweep and broader perspective. 

Taking hot air balloon baskets as our inspiration, our first Gallus Glasgow workshop will be led by Max Johnson, a Glasgow based forager who runs the The Wash House Garden, which includes an organic urban market garden, basketry and workshops. 

Join us to see how Max creates his beautiful handwoven baskets, using locally foraged dogwood sticks. Max will then talk about what foraged woods we can use for basic basketry work and will teach participants how to make a mini-wreath out of dogwood. Next, we’ll use the skills learned in making the wreath, plus some new techniques, to make a tension tray, or Catalan platter.

You’ll be provided with all the materials you need to try your hand at this fascinating traditional craft, including dogwood sticks and secateurs, and can even take them home with you to keep so that you can continue to work on your projects!

Refreshments will also be served.  

Please note this is an in-person event and current Covid guidance will be complied with. 

£40 per person, booking required

Details Price Qty
Standard Ticket £40.00 (GBP)  

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