I was really pleased top discover that Jen from the blog Freshwinds Garden was on the workshop with her sister Paula. I've followed Jen's blog since our first visit to the camp site so it was lovely to be able to spend some quality time with her and get to know her some more. She has already blogged all about our workshop, you can read about it here.
There were so many different techniques needed to complete just a standard basket, the skill needed really is incredible. The hardest part for me had to of been the rim of the basket. I'm glad that came at the end of the day, I would have been really put off if it had of been the beginning. I can't see it being a craft I will be taking on. I'm glad I've tried it but I think I can safely say my basket making days are done.
John was a great teacher, we all ended up with a completed basket. the great thing with these craft workshops is even though everyone is making the same thing, they always turn out to be slightly different. Funnily enough the four of us all ended up with the same colour pattern, not intentional, just how it turned out in the end :)
I loved the barn dance, a lot more than I thought I would. Once I got over the initial fear of dancing I actually really enjoyed it. So much so that I didn't get any photos :( Jen however managed to get loads so if you want to see more of this.........
Photo taken from Freshwinds Garden blog.
Then pop on over and read her version of things and take a glance at the rest of her photos here.
Gem x x x