Join us in our natural build roundhouse
Experience the beauty of a traditional building whilst you learn basket making in harmony with nature when you join us for our workshops in our self-built, eco-friendly roundhouse.
Nestled in the heart of Co. Roscommon, Ireland, our roundhouse is constructed using sustainable materials sourced from the local area. The timber frame came from the forestry next to us, and the outside cladding is a waste product from nearby timber mills. The roof is a self-supporting reciprocal style and the inside walls are cobbed using ancient techniques. The cob is made from a mix of clay, sand, straw, and water all sourced from our land.
We also have a compost toilet outside the workshop that uses sawdust to break down waste in a natural and odorless way. In the roundhouse, we use sustainable energy sources such as solar power.
We also teach at a number of other sites and learning centers. Please see our events we are attending page for more on these.
Starts Nov 470 euros
Starts Nov 985 euros
Starts Nov 1970 euros
Starts Dec 670 euros
1 to 1 workshop
If you have a special project in mind that you would like us to help you weave, we can run a 1 to 1 workshop to help you make your project. If you would like to discuss this please get in touch with us.
We enjoy demonstrating the ancient skill of basket making at various festivals, street faiirs and other events.We can make baskets at the event as well as engaging with the public explaining the history and methods of basketry. Demonstrating heritage crafts at events can help to draw additional people who stay longer.
If you like to book us for your festival or event please contact us for more information.
Over time and with constant use willow baskets can suffer damage. We are able to repair many broken baskets.
If you have a willow basket or other item that is need of some TLC please contact us with the details.