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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.

Join us for one day willow work courses near Tonbridge. We have been making all sorts of beautiful things in willow for the last few years in the lovely walled garden at Oxon Hoath Country Estate. Dragonflies, winter willow decorations, wreaths and swags... In spring we focus on plant supports, hazel and willow obelisks, all from locally sourced materials. This year we will try woven living willow sculptural statement standard trees in pots. Sharon has...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd November 2019
Spend the day learning traditional basketry skills to make a Christmas hamper - perfect for a hand-made gift. Using willow you will learn to weave a beautiful Zarzo basket - a traditional Mediterranean design originally used in cheese making. The course is designed for complete beginners and we will guide you through each step of the basket making process. To get you in the Christmas spirit we will be welcoming you with festive treats and...