Tutor: Padraig Larkin

Basket Weaving Pullough

Aspiring basket makers gathered on the 27th of September 2023 for an enriching beginners’ workshop offering a captivating introduction to the art of basket weaving in Pullough.

The workshop catered to individuals with no prior experience in basket weaving, providing all materials and tools necessary to delve into the world of basketry. Under the guidance of Padraig, participants had the chance to learn the fundamentals of this timeless craft, immersing themselves in the traditional art of basket weaving and experiencing the joy of creating something beautiful and functional with their own hands.

Led by renowned basket maker Padraig Larkin, based in Cloghan, Co Offaly, Ireland, this one-day workshop provided participants with a unique opportunity to acquire essential skills and techniques to create their very own basket to take home. Padraig shared his exceptional expertise in willow weaving and basket making, offering attendees valuable insights into this wonderful traditional craft.

This workshop was made possible through Legacy Traditional Skills programme which was developed by Offaly Local Development Company, and funded through the LEADER Rural Development Programme. Basketweaving workshops were also delivered in Mucklagh, Shinrone, Cloneyhurke, Edenderry & Mountbolus during Legacy’s Traditional Skills Programme.

If you are interested in learning more about this programme please contact us onĀ legacy@traditionalskills.ie