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Basket making for beginners

Duration: One day

Price: £55

Book with: Jonny White
at Jon the basket

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

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.

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.

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What's included in the price?

Tools and materials provided in our comfortable craft studio. Learn about the cultivation and use of willow.

Want to review this course?

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

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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Course Start Dates

Sunday 8th March 2020
Sunday 15th March 2020
Sunday 29th March 2020
Sunday 26th April 2020
Sunday 3rd May 2020
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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