Basket Weaving Cloneygowan

The Traditional Skills revival was officially kicked off last Saturday with our first class held in Cloneygowan.

Basket Weaving was the class of the day, delivered by Padraig Larkin.

Padraig’s teaching was very well received (as it always is) in the old converted schoolhouse which now serves as Cloneygowan community hall. Everyone present took delight in being part of such an event held in that beautiful and welcoming venue and which, despite its many years, still fosters education and learning.

Padraig Larkin, Basketmaker, getting set up for class at Cloneygowan

Padraig Larkin, Basketmaker, getting set up for class at Cloneygowan

Tools of the trade

The raw material

This simple cross, which becomes the base of the basket

 

 

One of Padraig’s completed baskets