Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 10-11-2017

Make your own Willow Basket with Master Weaver John ‘Dog’ Callister at Milntown

by Milntown

Come along and have a go at the ancient craft of Willow basket making on Saturday 18th November.

Join us for a day at Milntown where you will create your very own willow basket under the expert tutorship of Master Weaver John ‘Dog’ Callister and Kevin Quayle.

You will also have an opportunity to wander around the beautiful gardens over the break and at the end of the class.

You can view some of ‘Dog’s’ work on the Estate if you take a trip to the Mill Pond – you will be greeted by our five delightful willow dragonflies. Each of these carefully crafted insects took almost two days to complete. With a 3-foot wingspan they are the size of Pterodactyls and have been carefully positioned so they appear to be flying just above the surface of the mill pond.

You will be provided with all the information, the materials and any tools needed. A sharp pair of secateurs though would be useful if you have them.

You will go home with a willow basket you will be proud of and memories of a wonderful outing to Milntown.


10.00am Arrival in the marquee - situated on the lawn by the main house.
10.15am Start of the class
12.00pm Break and a chance to wander around the gardens
1.00pm Return to the marquee for the class
3.00pm Approximate Finish Time and another chance to wander around the gardens.

Please note that the cafe is open throughout the event for you to purchase hot and cold beverages and if you would like to make a reservation for lunch then please call 818091.

Spaces Limited: 15
Cost: £35.00 per person + £2.42 Eventbrite booking fees
To book your place:
For further details please call 812321

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