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Weave your Tuscan basket in willow

Weave your Tuscan basket in willow

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English and Italian

About your host

Handyman at Casa Gentili. Born and raised in the family property, after more than 20 years working for multinational companies now I take care of the historic building to pass it on to future generations and make it appreciated by those present. Weaving traditional objects and making experiments to furnish with natural materials collected in the countryside around the house, highlighting their…
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What we’ll do

We will go through the natural materials suitable for weaving and following the traditional methods we will build the basket in willow and olive tree wickers, just like people were used to doing in the Tuscan countryside until about fifty years ago. We will make the basket weaving only natural material with the help of just the pruning shears and an awl; we will weave with two, three and sixteen…

What else you should know

Dress comfortable clothing to work in complete freedom. Driving your vehicle (car, bike) is recommended to get there, as public transportation is very limited.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
A Tuscan snack Let me know your preferences in time, I will try to match them.
Drinks
tea and beverages.
Equipment
Willow to weave Pruning shears, peaks in willow and olive tree, awl.

What to bring

So much desire to get to work!

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Where we'll be

In the shade of the centuries-old magnolia, in the Casa Gentili's front garden, an historic home in the Tuscan countryside, a 15-minute drive from Pisa and Lucca. The fronds with large leaves will offer shelter on sunny days while in bad weather we will weave in the former stable, a place of great charm, invaded by the scent of natural material ready for the weaving.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Dress comfortable clothing to work in complete freedom. Driving your vehicle (car, bike) is recommended to get there, as public transportation is very limited.
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craft class
Weave your Tuscan basket in willow
2 reviews
₹3,602 per person
2 reviews
₹3,602 per person