Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques



You can make a multi-coloured round basket on this one day course weaving in our warm and comfortable craft studio. Learn ancient weaving techniques and take home your own creation. Jonny and Becky are both qualified teachers and have been teaching basket making for 28years. Basketiers sit or stand to weave at table top height. We have regular workshops teaching people to make their own coloured willow baskets using locally grown and Somerset willows. 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. Please check out our 147 delighted 5 star reviews! We recommend each learner is at least 15 years and older

What's included in the price?

Tools and materials provided in our warm and comfortable craft studio Hot drinks and afternoon cake Learn about the cultivation and use of willow. Optional lunch £7, warm tart and a range of salads from our truly talented caterer Josephine. (Choose from Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten Free).


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Located next to the Malvern Hills Started making baskets with willow, learning from Hans and Madelone Mattes in Ballingeary, Macroom, in County Cork and harvesting willow from Tallow, near Yougal, we all met at a Winter Solstice gathering at the Ashram 1991. 1992 weaving at the Malvern Arts Workshop, thanks to Janet Maguffy 1994 Forest Fair demonstrating 1994 demonstrating with Hobby Horse Craft Fairs throughout the Midlands. 1995 agent, Charles Cordell of Acorn Activities, classes begin 1995 Teachng at Glastonbury Festuval Regular teaching days in Malvern and festivals 2010 Basketry Sudio completed

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • Weekends
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Tutor can travel
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
platinum badge
What does this mean?
Message the tutor


The Granary, 7 Half Key Court, Half key, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 1UP