Basket weaving for beginners - make a round basket


Duration: one day

Price: £48

Run by: Bird Farm Alpacas

Contact: Emma Bird

01570 434600
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Maeshedydd
Blaencwrt
Llanwnnen
Lampeter
Ceredigion
SA48 7LW

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About the Course

About the Basket Weaving Workshops
The basket weaving workshops are run in small groups of 4-6 people and cater for those who are new to basket weaving as well as those wishing to rekindle their skills. This ensures you receive one-to-one support and guidance on a variety of willow weaving techniques.

Contact Details
If you feel inspired and would like to attend one of the basket weaving workshops, please ring Emma Bird
on: 01570 434600 or 07815 710618

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

What's included in the price?

The price of the workshops are £48 includes tuition and refreshments available throughout the day.
A selection of willow sourced from the Somerset Levels is provided along with knives, secateurs, bodkins and rapping irons for use during the session.
If, however, you possess a set of secateurs you prefer to use, please feel free to bring them along to use at the workshop.
The only items you will need to bring are a packed lunch and in colder weather, warm clothing.


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Attended the one day basket making workshop run by Emma at Bird Farm on the 7th September.
Have wanted to learn this craft for a long time and Emma is an excellent, patient teacher and I finished the day with a completed basket which I'm very pleased with. Lovely surroundings and a chance to see Alpacas.
Highly recommended.

- - #10397

We went on the basket making course as 2 adults and a 9 year old child. We all had a fantastic day and our baskets turned out surprisingly well for complete beginners, thanks to Emma's instruction! Emma was great with our daughter too; as her interest waned in the afternoon she took her aside to make a small bird feeder as we got on with our baskets. Thoroughly recommended!

- - #8854

Such a great day, and I am totally inspired to start making baskets at home. Emma was calm and clear in her instructions, and I can't quite believe how lovely my basket is, after just one lesson. Definitely going to return.

- - #7824

This is the second time I have attended a willow weaving workshop with Emma. Although the first time visit in her new workshop.

I'd arranged a two day course to make a log basket, I really enjoy weaving. Emma made tasty flapjacks and lots of coffee. At lunchtime we (sorry forgot to say 2 friends were with me) went for a little walk to see the beautiful Alpacas OMG so cute but so funny!

Love the weaving, Emma is brilliant and loved the Alpacas.

Made a mini break of it and stayed in New Quay (oyster cottage sea views - fantastic) what a lovely town!

- - #6807

Fantastic day! We were complete beginners... 5 friends together. We all made brilliant and different baskets. You can choose your colour willow.. white, green, buff. Loved it so much, 3 of us have re-booked for November... I am making a log basket. Taking the opportunity of booking a cottage by the sea for 2 nights and we can explore! Emma is a lovely lady, really looked after us all and even spoilt us with homemade cakes!!! Thanks. C u in November!

- - #6342

It was a lovely relaxing day with Emma's selection of homegrown, wild and bought willows in beautiful shades of green, brown and white. I went to learn about working with willows for an art project but also went home with an impressive and unusual round basket I had created! The homemade cakes were great too! I hope to go again soon!

- - #4818

My partner & I were recently the subject of the BBC2 documentary series 'Country Strife : Abz on the farm' which followed us as we made the not so seamless transition from urban to rural life. As the series demonstrated that we are absolutely clueless when it comes to rural pursuits, crafting and other such traditional activities...But with Emma Bird I was in safe hands.

I absolutely LOVED this workshop and the result was a really lovely looking basket after just one session!!! (currently our fruit basket) I even learned enough to be able to show help Abz make one when I got home.

Warm friendly atmosphere, excellent flapjacks ;) and brilliant value for money.

We will definitely be attending again

- - #4320

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