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Create your own wicker basket

4 hours of learning with Maria

Knowledge in weaving

Your beautiful wicker basket

€65

per person

The workshop in detail

  • 4h
  • 4 to 8 participants
  • 15 years min.
  • Make a beautiful wicker basket with Maria!

    Passionate and cheerful, she will guide you through each step of the making of your beautiful wicker accessory.

    After a short introduction to wicker and the different basketry techniques, Maria will guide you through the making of your basket. 

    Starting with a hoop, you will gradually give shape to a half-sphere. You will then weave the basket in a random fashion following the curve of the twig.

    That's it! You will have made a beautiful wicker basket that you can use every day.

    Workshop location

    The workshop is easily accessible by public transport.

    This place is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    Additional information

    Languages of the workshop

    Français
    English
    Español

    Wecandoo - Meet Maria.

    Meet Maria.

    Basketmaker

    Maria is an industrial designer by degree. She studied in Uruguay for years and even taught design at the local university. 

    In addition to her work at the university, she set herself a challenge: to revive and bring back to life basketry, a local know-how in Uruguay, which is under-exploited even though it is ancestral. During this time, she manages a project to link designers and local basket makers in creating quality products.

    She then flew to London to study for a Master's in anthropology. Her thesis brought her back to basketry! She went to the South of England, the land of wicker, and lived for a month with a family of basket weavers. As a self-taught person, she perfected her technique by following courses with great contemporary basket makers. 

    She finally settled in Belgium, where she shares her love for basketry and devotes herself to it, full time!

    Now, she wishes to share her passion as well as to develop responsible products by using local fibres and coming from a short circuit. 

    During the workshops she offers, links are forged with nature, with neighbours, with the material... For Maria, basketry is a way of seeing the world around us, it is learning to take time, but it is also a reconnection to oneself.

    She welcomes you to her beautiful workshop, a place shared with other artisans. During the summer, workshops can even be held in the garden.

    2 comments

    Tamiazzo G
    TG

    Tamiazzo G

    2/18/2024

    J'ai vraiment aimé cet après-midi en découverte de cette technique! C'était la première fois pour moi avec la vannerie. Maria est très disponible et l'ambiance est vraiment cool et relaxant. Toutes les matériaux sont a disposition, on a juste a s'amuser et apprendre :)

    Koen D
    KD

    Koen D

    8/6/2023

    On a vraiment aimé l'atelier. Maria est très gentille, très compétente et prends le temps de bien expliquer et accompagner la réalisation du panier qu'on veut faire, petit ou grand ;-). L'atelier était bien organisé, tout le materiel était prévu et il y avaient aussi des boissons et biscuits. Merci beaucoup Maria!

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