Crafty Basketry's Basket Making for Beginners - 2-Day Course

Design your own basket.


These courses are for absolute beginners and people who’ve made a basket or two. Teenagers from the age of 12 are also able to take part.

During this this 2-day course, you can take it all in at your leisure, really get into it and unwind. You’ll be able to tackle a bigger project! Hurray!

What to Expect
Examples of what you could make at a weekend course are a:
- shopping basket;
- bigger planter;
- tool basket;
- toy basket with integrated handles on either side.

You could also make two baskets; one each day, if you’re a little more advanced. It’s a fantastic day to spend with friends, but also really refreshing to share with like-minded people you’ve not met before.

For Body and Mind
Basket weaving is very therapeutic, as you are using head, heart and hands, bringing body and mind back in sync. Working in a group allows you to share experiences, bounce off ideas, so it’s also a great way to build new friendships. Truly grounding for both mind and spirit while you're reconnecting with nature.

Is this for me?
Over the years, people with disabilities, or who were thought to be lesser abled were still able to weave a basket. Not quite sure about your abilities, then just get in touch and I will assess to see whether it’s for you.

I try to organise the courses in rural locations; on farms for instance. This way, we have the benefits of nature around us to fully reconnect and rewild.

Please contact me for a more tailored experience.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials, use of tools (if you don’t like using your own) and teas, coffees and cakes are included. Please bring lunch. There will be fruit for when we get peckish.


Marianne van Niekerken at Crafty Basketry
Readers Bridge Farm Oast
Readers Bridge Road, St. Michaels
St. Michael's, Tenterden
TN30 6TH

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


14 hours (9:30am to 5:00pm)

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