Week 2 at Herbie’s

This week’s workshop at Herbie’s was very busy, as more people made willow plates and others started on the frames of their willow baskets, based on Great Yarmouth’s swill.

Janet with her plate

Janet hadn’t worked with willow before, yet she made this beautiful plate.

And Austin put his plate to immediate use…

austin's plate with toast

Austin was a natural with the willow, and straightaway made a start on a swill basket…

austin with his swill frame

He’ll do more weaving next week. Here’s a swill that James was working on, alongside one of Time & Tide museum’s original baskets…

James' swill frame  swill side view closeup

…even at this early stage you can already see that the style of weave is similar. It’s great to be exploring the town’s heritage in such a hands-on way!

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