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Basket making for beginners


Duration: One day

Price: £75

Book with: Jonny White
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The Granary, 7 Half Key Court
Half key
Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 1UP
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Course Start Dates

Sunday 23rd February 2020
Friday 1st May 2020
Friday 15th May 2020
Friday 5th June 2020
Friday 19th June 2020
Friday 3rd July 2020
Sunday 19th July 2020
Sunday 2nd August 2020
Sunday 9th August 2020
Sunday 23rd August 2020
Friday 11th September 2020
Friday 25th September 2020
Friday 9th October 2020
Friday 23rd October 2020
Friday 6th November 2020
Friday 20th November 2020
Friday 4th December 2020
Friday 11th December 2020

About the Course

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.
Basketiers sit or stand to weave at table top height.

We have regular workshops teaching 8 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.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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 £5, warm tart and a range of salads from our truly talented caterer Josephine.
(Choose from Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten Free).


Want to review this course?

Thank you so much for a great day, I really enjoyed it all. I was a total beginner but came away with a lovely basket.
The atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming, and Jonny was a patient and knowledgeable teacher.
It was a bonus to be served such a sociable and delicious lunch.
Thank you very much for an absorbing and memorable day.

- - #27053

We have been on a number of workshops over the years covering a range of crafts, but I have to say Jonny's enthusiasm, skill and kind humour made it a very special day. At no point did we feel rushed so had a most enjoyable experience. Lunch as others have commented was perfect and the whole day was really good from arrival until we departed with our lovely sturdy baskets. We can unreservedly recommend.

- - #26996

Response from Jon the basket:

Thank you Bruce, it's great to hear what you thought of the day and I'm so glad you liked it. See you both again for another basket one day hopefully? Best wishes
Jonny

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Jon was a very good, patient teacher. Great food and company and I came away with a lovely basket to remind me of the day.

- - #26627

Response from Jon the basket:

Thank you Liz, I am glad you enjoyed the day.

John and Becky good ,patient teachers, let us all stay til we had finished our baskets which took some of us longer than planned, delicious food ,great day, thanks

- - #25800

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- - #25633

Response from Jon the basket:

Thanks Annie, it's been uplifting to meet so many like minded people who are interested in willow baskets.

Jon is an excellent teacher bringing a fun and an engaging approach to teaching basket weaving. The location and workshop space is perfect. Really enjoyed all aspects of the day including Becky's homemade cakes. A lovely way to spend a Sunday and learn a brilliant new skill. Thanks Jon and Becky for your warm welcome.

- - #25616

Response from Jon the basket:

Thank you for coming to make a basket Cleo. I am so pleased you enjoyed the day.

A really good day in a relaxed atmosphere with great tuition and help from Jon to make the basket.

Lots of steps and different techniques to learn and use, and hopefully remember next time I want to make one on my own!

The home made lunch provided was really good also and not to be missed.

I would definitely go back again to learn how to make various other items that I see on display while there.

- - #25615

Response from Jon the basket:

It was great to meet you John and your basket was quite amazing.
It would be a pleasure to host you on another day.
Thank you
Jon

A splendid day it was, a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable and lovely space with clear instructions from Jon.
We created the base for our baskets in the morning (with a tea and delicious cake break too!).
A really delicious lunch was provided in Jon and Beckys kitchen and then back to the workshop space to finish our baskets. I have been twice, the 1st basket is a beautiful thing with a handle for bringing in fire logs and the second a specialised one for one of my performance bikes.
I highly recomend the whole day, great instruction, friendly group, great space, lovely lunch and a treasure to keep for ever! 🧡

- - #21873

Jonny was a good teacher, lunch & company was great. Enjoyed the workshop very much & I would do one again. Wonderful to come home with a shopping basket of such beautiful colours, that I've made myself from willow rods & that will last for years to come.

- - #21868

I received this day as a gift and didn’t know what to expect but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and came away with a beautiful basket made by own hand which was a real bonus. Basket weaving is not as easy as it may look but Jonny is a very good teacher. I have to also mention that the lunch was outstanding, enhanced by the fact that someone else on the course had brought a bottle of vino or two so all in all, great course, fantastic lunch, good company with lots of laughs - I would definitely recommend it!!!

- - #21862

Very good day. John and Becky were very patient and helpful.

- - #21856

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  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Parking provided
  • Stag and hen dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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