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148 willow & basketry workshops found

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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.
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.
Willow Christmas reindeer
Platinum AWARD
(30)
Willow Christmas reindeer
Durham - Next course on 12th October 2019
£65
Come along and treat yourself or a loved one to this wonderful willow reindeer workshop. Learn the basic skills and techniques used to create something wonderful. It's sure to be a fun day so get booked up now as this proves to be very popular. Not only will you leave at the end of the day with new knowledge and skills, but also a work of art to be decorated with fairy lights for your home or garden.
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...
Willow piglet workshop
Platinum AWARD
(31)
Willow piglet workshop
Durham - Next course on 2nd November 2019
£55
Come along and make your very own willow piglet to complete your garden. On this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques to enable you to create your very own masterpiece to take home with you in a fun and relaxing environment. Please wear warm clothes should the weather be slightly cold.
Zarzo baskets
Gold AWARD
(7)
Zarzo baskets
Surrey - Next course on 12th October 2019
£75
The Zarzo basket supposedly originated in Northern Spain where it was used by cheese makers for draining cheese. The course starts with an introduction to willow, where it is grown, its preparation and the different varieties you can weave with. We then sort sort and choose the right weavers for the basket. Working in pairs to set the basket up, you then move on to weaving your own. This also involves creating the handle and adding binding and decorative features. The course can be run for smaller groups at my...
Basket making for beginners
Bronze AWARD
(4)
Basket making for beginners
Worcestershire - Next course on 23rd February 2020
£55
You can make a multi-coloured round shopping basket on this one day course. Learn ancient weaving techniques and take home your own creation. Jon and Becky are both qualified teachers and have been teaching basket making for 25 years. We have taught many hundreds of people to make their own coloured willow baskets using locally grown and Somerset willows. Other courses are also available. If you are a beginner and you want to make a large, strong and durable basket in coloured willow, this is the workshop for you.
Willow piglet / small pig workshop (Southampton, Hampshire)
Bronze AWARD
(4)
Willow piglet / small pig workshop (Southampton, Hampshire)
Hampshire
£70
Create a cute willow pig, a great introduction to sculpting animals. You will learn a number of techniques including random weave and basketry techniques. The workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Please note that the level of detail that you will achieve will depend on your level of experience. The workshops that I offer fall into two categories: 1. Activities for students who are new to willow sculpture or have some experience: These may include: Small wild birds e.g woodpeckers, herons, curlew, small duck/chickens, small animals...
Willow chicken / duck / pheasant workshop
Platinum AWARD
(8)
Willow chicken / duck / pheasant workshop
Durham - Next course on 9th October 2019
£55
On this full day workshop, you will learn the basic techniques and skills which will enable you to create a wonderful willow chicken, duck or pheasant No garden is complete without one. Served with lots of tea and coffee throughout the day, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself learning a new craft.
Basket Making at Broadrake in the Yorkshire Dales
Gold AWARD
(5)
Basket Making at Broadrake in the Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire - Next course on 11th September 2019
£140
Popular Willow Weaving and Basketry tutor Phil Bradley is leading 2 day workshops in the weaving skills necessary to make a traditional Frame Basket on the April course or an English Round Basket in September. Phil’s gentle, relaxed teaching style will guide you through the various weaving patterns for the different parts of the basket - the base, sides, and the final edging for the English basket, and the frame, ribs, the body weaves and a handle for the Frame basket. You will gain an understanding of how the willow...

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