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Over the x3 day Workshop Francois will teach the beautifully unique ‘Baskodenn’, a traditional sardine measure. This basket is a treat for the fingertips to make & packed full of techniques & skills. We can’t wait to welcome the him to Tear Up.


Francois has been an Artisan basket maker since 2001, making his baskets and growing willow in Lacropte in The Dordogne.


He is a member of the Basketmakers’ Association, the French Professional Basketmakers’ Union and the German network Verein Flechtwerk.


He made his first attempt at basketry by chance on December 31, 1999 using branches picked up on the ground after the passage of the Lothar and Martin storms which devastated a large part of France at the end of December 1999.


He then started an intensive process of self-training, completed by a five-day internship at the Villaines les Rochers cooperative at the start of 2001.


He is considered by many as the G.O.A.T. His work is an inspiration and joy to all of us.


Your Full Festival Tear Up Ticket (£545) includes:


  • 4 days in the stunning Staffordshire countryside with fellow weaving enthusiasts and 10 tutors
  • 3 days of teaching with the specialist of your choice – Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. 
  • Evenings will be filled with discussions & talks with our world renowned tutors. 
  • Banquet lunches on the x3 teaching days.
  • A Ceilidh (barn dance) on Friday evening to really let your hair down.
  • Admission to Festival Day on Saturday.
  • Early bird access to all Saturday workshops.
  • Special order service from Musgrove Willows & first dibs on their willow.

Payment Plans

Pay in full or 3 months interest free available at the checkout with Klarna (UK only & subject to status)


More treats to be released throughout the year. Watch this space.....


If you miss out on tickets then please Join The Waiting List. You will be offered tickets if they become available. You will have 48 hours after receiving your offer of a ticket to purchase it. After this, the ticket will be offered to the next on the list.

Full Festival Ticket with Francois Desplanches

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