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Willow & basketry courses

Willow weaving and basketry are ancient traditional crafts practised across the world. Materials used are reeds, willow, pine straw, animal hair, hide or even baleen from the jaw of a whale. Basket and willow weaving produce decorating and useful items such as shopping baskets, ‘live’ fences, garden structures and firewood baskets. You can be as creative as you like with willow weaving and basketry once you have mastered the basic principles.

£55
Norfolk - Next course on 7th April 2019
Construct a Garden Obelisk from locally sourced willow; an attractive natural support for climbing plants such as sweet peas and runner beans. This workshop is a useful application of willow weaving for gardeners and nature lovers, with expert tuition from Jonathon Carrie of Norfolk Hedge Baskets. - Weaving tools and techniques - How to and grow and harvest willow whips - Weave your own garden obelisk - Small groups for individual tuition time You will...
£50
Rutland
Create your own willow weaved mushroom for your house or garden! Suitable for 8-80! £50pp. Booking is essential for this popular course. The courses happen on Rutland Water Nature Reserve, this internationally famous nature reserve is managed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with Anglian Water and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 25,000 waterfowl. It is a Site of Special Scientific...
£65
Surrey - Next course on 30th August 2019
These beautiful and sturdy round baskets can be used in so many ways throughout our home. Learn how to weave willow into this practical form with expert basket maker, Louise Arthur. As this is a more advanced technique, the tutor has highly recommended that delegates either have previous experience in weaving or that they take the half day Willow Weaving Flowers Course being offered on 26th July. If you would like to further discuss this,...
£79
Essex - Next course on 8th June 2019
This is a great opportunity to work with one of East Anglia’s best willow workers - Jo Hammond. On this full day course, which will take place within our walled garden (weather permitting, otherwise in our spacious studio) Jo will introduce to willow sculpture and the use of freeweave. You will learn how to create a framework, how to cover and shape the frame with freeweave, and how to build the head, legs and ears...
£90
North Yorkshire - Next course on 28th June 2019
22nd March Make a wicker stage/hare 18th January Obelisk (£75) 28th June Willow Gypsy Basket with Sally Ann Middleton Be a garden maker’ offers a wide range of craft courses near Skipton in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. On site is a café / tea room and large garden center. Each course includes all equipment and items you will need, requires no previous experience and you will leave the day with something you have made to...
£100
Derbyshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
We run willow weaving courses taught by some of the countries leading weavers. Please get in touch for more details but students can choose from round baskets, square baskets, willow sculpture, lantern making, willow hurdles and beginners weaving (lots of smaller items). Each tutor is a full time weaver most with over twenty years experience. As well as learning how to weave and taking home what you make, you'll learn how to prepare your willow,...
£75
Yorkshire - Next course on 9th June 2019
A New Sculpture course for 2019! I have become well known for my willow sculpture courses and I'm always looking for new, interesting projects. Last year I took some time out to develop Dog Sculptures. Designs will be kept to medium to small dogs, to make sure they can be completed in a day. You can bring your own idea or work from one of my designs. Stylized dogs work well, a Fox Terrier, Whippet...
£75
Lancashire - Next course on 7th April 2019
Pip Cottage willow workshops range from obelisks and sculpture for the garden, to bird nests and feeders, living willow construction and traditional English basket making. Sunday 7th April will be at the Park View Ecopod in Lytham where we will experiment with weaves and shapes to make an ornamental hurdle for the garden or year and a garden obelsik for climbing plants...... running from 9.30am to 4.30pm. I will demonstrate how to make the objects...
£45
Pembrokeshire - Next course on 14th June 2019
During this relaxing and fun workshop at Scolton Manor in Pembrokeshire, you will make a small sculpture such as a hare, deer or chicken using a variety of willow. No experience required, so perfect for beginners or above. This workshop is suitable for all levels. Please phone or e-mail to book your place. *Booking Essential*. Gift Vouchers Available Justine started off life as an engineer and then moved into the charity sector, developing and delivering...
£55
Oxfordshire - Next course on 30th March 2019
Willow Weaving Weekend. Come and join in on one day or two. On Saturday 30/03/19 Suzanne and Richard Kerwood, your tutors, will teach you how to make a framed basket in a day. They will take you through each step with a demonstration first before you have a go. It will not be long before you are hooked and want to take your new-found skill a step further by ordering a supply of willow to...