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Weaving unspun plant fibres to make baskets is an ancient traditional craft practised across the world. Willow, reeds, pine straw, animal hair, hide or even baleen from the jaw of a whale can all be used to create useful and elegant baskets. The art of baskets may be simple and quick or highly intricate and decorative - this is a very satisfying craft to learn and practise!
Willow weaving - two gorgeous baskets -  with Wyldwood Willow
Gold AWARD
(7)
Willow weaving - two gorgeous baskets - with Wyldwood Willow
Isle of Wight - Next course on 21st September 2019
£80
Willow Weaving Workshop with Wyldwood Willow Over this one or two day course (you choose!) we will produce some stylish and covertable baskets. Day One: Saturday – A willow framebasket Weave a traditional harvest basket just in time for Apples, Autumn berries or Fungi foraging! This is an old style of basket widely seen in French markets and made in a variety of ways across Europe. These rustic baskets are a wonderful addition to any kitchen garden and look great as an ornamental display. This is a basket woven on...
Square Zarzo basket making
Platinum AWARD
(1)
Square Zarzo basket making
Yorkshire - Next course on 14th September 2019
£85
Learn how to make the square form of this style of stunning contemporary basket using tension weaving and beautiful bindings. Originating from Spain this basket is formed in a very different way from our traditional English stake and strand baskets – each one is a very unique based upon your choice of willow, the number of weavers you choose to use and the tension you put into the basket. Working in white, buff, and or brown willow you can create endless options on pattern and colour. You will also explore...
Basket courses - two days at Creative with Nature Studio Yorkshire/Lancashire
Platinum AWARD
(25)
Basket courses - two days at Creative with Nature Studio Yorkshire/Lancashire
Yorkshire - Next course on 26th October 2019
£150
These 2 day courses are designed for beginners and intermediates. In my beautiful, light studio in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, spend a weekend learning basketry techniques to weave your own strong storage basket with a unique wooden handle, a traditional English shopper or a really sturdy log basket or a more sculptural art basket piece (1 day courses are also available).
Basket making in Norfolk
Platinum AWARD
(73)
Basket making in Norfolk
Norfolk - Next course on 22nd September 2019
£75
You will find the ‘making a small fruit picking basket’ course is ‘full on’, packing a lot into one day, and is aimed at those with patience and stamina (and a fair amount of agility) who would like to master the craft of willow basketmaking. The day will teach all the techniques required to make a round basket with a handle, in the traditional English style, using English willow, and will also give advice on choosing, sorting and preparing willow for use. There are limited spaces on each day so...
Weaving the cosmos: sacred geometry and hexagonal weave basketry
Platinum AWARD
(20)
Weaving the cosmos: sacred geometry and hexagonal weave basketry
East Sussex - Next course on 14th March 2020
£65
Try your hand at hexagonal weave basketry and make a hexagonal-weave basket while discovering pattern and unity in nature and many of the world’s traditional cultures. Deepen your understanding of the order in nature and how to apply principles of harmony such as the golden ratio into your work and design practice. You'll also learn how to weave a traditional willow tatza (celtic knot) basket and woven spheres.
Wild basketry- workshop in the woods, forage your materials
Gold AWARD
(25)
Wild basketry- workshop in the woods, forage your materials
East Sussex - Next course on 8th September 2019
£90
Learn how to make baskets from foraged materials which we gather on the day from the woodland site. On offer is a wide variety of techniques & materials including bramble, bark, bone, wild rose, grass, reed mace, bulrush. Learn about the whole cycle of production- harvesting the raw materials & processing them, through to completing a beautiful & useful basket to take home with you. Courses are scheduled to coincide with the seasonal availability of plants for foraging, therefore a different plant material and process is offered on each date...
Hedgerow basketmaking holiday
Gold AWARD
(16)
Hedgerow basketmaking holiday
Perth & Kinross - Next course on 18th October 2019
£220
Jane Wilkinson from Special Branch Baskets has teamed up with Alyth Craft Tourism to provide a unique crafting experience.   On our 3 day basket weaving course you will be able to learn an ancient craft whilst still having the opportunity to enjoy the natural peace and the splendid scenery that the local landscape has to offer.  Alyth is nestled at the foothills of the Cairngorm Plateau at the start of the Perthshire & Angus Glens. It is also surrounded by Perthshire Big Tree Country. Places are available on a non-residential...
Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development
Gold AWARD
(17)
Straw skep hive making course - with Bees for Development
Herefordshire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£95
Learn how to make a lip-work straw skep.  You will make your skep from a long straw wheat with cane lapping.  The course tutor, Chris Park, will explain how to split bramble and willow as needed. You will be able to make about one third of your skep during the day, and take home the skills, tools, and materials to finish off at home.
Willow hare workshop
Platinum AWARD
(7)
Willow hare workshop
Durham - Next course on 13th October 2019
£60
On this one day workshop, you will learn the basic techniques and skills to enable you to make a fabulous willow hare, for indoor or outdoors. You will learn the various stages it takes to create the body, and the weaving techniques to create the finished hare. Please wear warm clothes if the weather isn't great, and feel free to bring your own favourite secateurs with you.
Introduction to English Willow basket making
Silver AWARD
(6)
Introduction to English Willow basket making
Norfolk - Next course on 14th September 2019
£75
I have been teaching this course successfully for over 8 years. Come and spend an enjoyable and rewarding day learning the magic of basketry. Have you ever looked at a basket and thought "how is it done?". Well this is your chance to learn those ancient secrets. The aim of the course is to instruct you in a small group environment the basics of English Willow basketry. You will make a round shopping basket. You will learn how to make the woven base; stake up the sides; the weaves of...

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