Asymmetrical basket making courses - two days with Joe Gregory at Creative with Nature Todmorden Yorkshire



This popular 2-day course is designed for beginners and those with some basketry experience taught by Joe Gregory, owner of Creative with Nature Ltd. In my beautiful, light Georgian studio in the centre of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, just 2 minutes from the train station by foot, or ample parking facilities close by, you will spend a couple of days learning basketry techniques to weave your own strong storage/kindling basket with a unique wooden handle. Bring your own special piece of wood or use one from my stash. This course is great for beginners and those that have already made a number of baskets. If you're new to basketry working on a round basket is the best way to start to develop your skills. If you've made baskets before there are various weaves you'll be able to explore and hints and tips to develop your skill set. This is a relaxed and fun course with a skilled, friendly teacher, I have been teaching for over 15 years. The Willows Tea and Coffee House is on the ground floor of the building and all students receive a discount there while on a course. Todmorden is 30 minutes by train to Manchester centre, 50 minutes to Leeds and just over 3 hours on the fast train to London.

What's included in the price?

All courses include materials and the use of all tools.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Hi my name is Joe Gregory, I'm a full time willow basket maker and sculptor based in Todmorden, Yorkshire. I've been weaving for approximtely 18 years, initially self taught after a long illness and now a long standing member of the Basketmakers Association. I have been teaching weaving with willow for a long time and I'm proud to say about a third of my students return for a number of courses with me to develop their skills. I have developed a series of popular & achievable half day, full day and 2 day weaving workshops in sculpture and basketry. These can be done as stand alone courses or added together over time to develop skills and confidence. I teach students from across the UK and internationally from my large Georgian workshop in the centre of town just 2 minutes walk from the train station. I teach regularly for the Royal Horticultural Society, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, for a number of smaller organisations around the UK and I occasionally teach internationally.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Tutor can travel
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Mother's Day
  • UK Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Stag dos
  • Christmas
  • Weekends
  • Intermediate level
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Creative with Nature Workshop & Gallery, 27 Rochdale Road, Todmorden, Yorkshire, OL14 7LA