The Leitrim Potato Basket Workshop


Join us for a truly unique experience! 🌿✨

🧺 Willow Weaving Basketry Class: Recreate the Leitrim Potato Basket 🥔

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Irish basketry. Our class offers a special opportunity to craft your own Leitrim Potato Basket, an exact replica of the baskets used by generations to teem potatoes.

Be one of the lucky 7 people to have an opportunity to make your own Leitrim Basket.

🌾 Date: Thursday 8th February 2024

🕧Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm

📍 Location: St. Josephs Hall, Leitrim Village

💶 Price: €10 kindly supported by Leitrim County Council Heritage Office

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During the workshop, you’ll learn the art of willow weaving and create your very own Leitrim Potato Basket to take home. But that’s not all! Helena will also share some tales she has gathered from those who remember these baskets in use in living memory as part of her project with Leitrim County Council.

Whether you’re a seasoned craftsperson or new to basketry, this class is a fantastic opportunity to connect with tradition, create a beautiful keepsake, and immerse yourself in the stories of the past.

Don’t miss this chance to weave history into your own hands. Reserve your spot now! 🌟

All materials and tools provided and each person will finish a basket to take home as the group will be small to ensure that everyone gets individual attention and support. 

The course starts at 9:30am sharp and finishes by 2:30pm.  Tea / Coffee is provided. Bring a packed lunch. (There is a shop with Deli counter within walking distance)

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