7 July - 20 July, 21 July- 3 August 2024 Apply now

Tutors: Jane Welsh   Weeks: 3

Basket making with willow

In this workshop you can have a go at working with willow to make a round basket. We will explore this creative traditional craft and work with a variety of different naturally coloured willows to make a beautiful and useful basket, with or without a handle.

Course details

Explore the craft of basketry using willow. Baskets have been used by humans for thousands of years.

On this course you will start by making a round base and then learn different weaves to make a useful basket of your choice. This could be a basket to keep things in, harvest from the garden or hedgerows, serve or display food, take shopping, throw your waste paper in or a linen basket for those dirty socks! You can even add a handle if you choose.

There will be lots of naturally coloured willow from which to make your beautiful, sustainable and unique basket.