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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.
Willow sculpture at Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Bronze AWARD
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Willow sculpture at Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Leicestershire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£75
Whether you are an absolute beginner or have previous experience of Willow Sculpture, artist Kate Morrell will guide you in a relaxed and informal environment. Create any animal of your choosing but please bring pictures if you have something specific in mind! Learn all of the techniques required to make a truly stunning creation. We have had people make pheasants, herons, hares, cats, dogs, horse heads and even a gheko!
Willow weaving courses at Greenwood Days.
Gold AWARD
(4)
Willow weaving courses at Greenwood Days.
Derbyshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£100
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, what tools you'll need, varieties of willow and where to find resources. Courses are open...
Hedgerow basketmaking
Gold AWARD
(3)
Hedgerow basketmaking
Monmouthshire - Next course on 10th November 2019
£75
Come to the Tithe Barn at Usk Castle in Usk and learn how to weave a hedgerow basket with coloured wild hedgerow materials and willow using 5 different weaving techniques including putting together the slath, pairing,putting on the upsett,waling,randing and finishing off with laying the border. We will discuss material selection and preparation and what can be used as we go and will start by making a base each in the morning. Following this with the upsett and refreshment. Afterwards some waling and then a stop for lunch. In the...
Willow basket workshops
Gold AWARD
(3)
Willow basket workshops
North Yorkshire
£70
Willow basket workshops run throughout the year at my workshop in Church Fenton. For specific dates please see my website. Generally you will make a 30cm round shopping basket.
Frame baskets at Usk Castle Chase
Gold AWARD
(1)
Frame baskets at Usk Castle Chase
Monmouthshire - Next course on 13th October 2019
£75
After popular demand I have decided to run another frame basket making workshop this time using some willow and hedgerow materials. This fun weaving workshop will happen in the beautiful surroundings of Usk Castle in the Oak room. With the autumn well on the way this is a great time of year to make your own foraging basket. We will start at 10 with a cuppa and an introduction to the materials before getting under way with our framework.
Willow working
Silver AWARD
(1)
Willow working
Kent - Next course on 31st August 2019
£75
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 been leading willow courses at Oxon Hoath and in many other locations and in schools....
Stake and Strand Basket Making - one day
Platinum AWARD
(2)
Stake and Strand Basket Making - one day
Yorkshire
£85
Stake and Strand Basket Making - one day course Students will make their own stake and strand basket during this one day course using traditional techniques. Basketry making is the weaving of un-spun vegetable fibres, usually to form a container. Baskets making done from any wood, vine, leaf, or fibre that could be formed into a desirable shape. Basket making survives in many parts of the world today in forms, techniques, and materials similar to those used in past ages. While continuing as a living tradition, it has undergone a...
Wild basket making
Silver AWARD
(2)
Wild basket making
Herefordshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£150
Wild Basketmaking is a 2 day course that takes place in Moreton Wood - a beautiful Herefordshire woodland managed for wildlife and conservation. The course involves learning about the natural materials growing wild that can be used for basket weaving. You will learn how to harvest and prepare a variety of materials and then makeyour own beautiful and unique basket with them. There will also be opportunities to look around the woods and gain an understanding of traditional woodland management. The day will start with hot drinks and cake around...
Christmas themed willow weaving courses
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Christmas themed willow weaving courses
Cardiff - Next course on 15th September 2019
£65
Our willow courses include different techniques of willow weaving and basket making. You will have a wonderful day in a beautiful setting learning an ancient craft. If you would like to attend please book through our website using the Book online button above. You will also find more courses on our website. Sarah Hatton, the course tutor, has been willow weaving since 2008. Sarah has recently passed a City and Guilds in basketry making her a qualified basketmaker. Sarah was awarded the Craft Showcase Award 2015 at Made by Hand,...
Nest Basket - a one day willow basket making workshop
Platinum AWARD
(1)
Nest Basket - a one day willow basket making workshop
Yorkshire
£85
Nest Basket making workshop with Ecclesall Woods Craft Centre. Come and learn how to make a stunningly beautiful nest basket- a variation of a frame basket based on random tension weave. You will work with a hazel handle and form the basic structural shape of the nest then learn how to weave to make it look random using natural coloured and or stripped willow.. A nice steady introduction to basketry and all will go away with a unique piece. Please note you need a fair degree of manual dexterity in...

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