Beautiful, practical, functional, kindling and wood handled baskets in the Surrey Hills.



We are a family of three teaching a variety of willow weaving courses in the beautiful Surrey Hills near Dorking.

This is a great introduction to working with willow as we weave from a wooden base to create a beautiful woven round basket.
With or without a handle it is a great first basket.

Learning trac borders, three rod wale and a spiral border your basket will be functional and stylish.
We offer different willow and a few other materials so it will be very individual.

This basket workshop is ideal for beginners and we also cover where to source the materials and how to prepare them for use.

Basket making requires some strength in you fingers and hands and is not suitable if you suffer with arthritis.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included with a choice of handles, that we have collected and prepared for your basket.

I do supply all tools needed for the course but if you prefer to use your own secateurs please bring them along.

With the current situation please bring your own food and drink. Hot and cold water will be provided.


Nicki Rowling at Willowandyoga

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The Woodland Studio
Balchins Lane
Westcott, Dorking

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners


6 hours (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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Eva Stacey - - #33827

Had such a lovely time making our amazing baskets, really enjoyed it! We learned so much and shared a precious time with Nicki in a very relaxed environment. Thank you for a great day!
Eva & Bibi

Janet Bracher - - #32940

My daughter and I really enjoyed our day yesterday in the woods of the Surrey hills. We were immersed in the woods, sun shining, huge beech trees swaying in the wind.
A totally immersive day losing ourselves in basket weaving. Great tuition , lots of demonstrations and one to one. Thanks Jan and family for a lovely day with amazing baskets completed and families really impressed when we got gone.

Gill - - #22166

Thank you Nicki and Brian for such a wonderful day, you made me feel so welcome, and I had such an enjoyable time making the most beautiful willow baskets. I went home feeling so inspired and with such a great sense of achievement :)

Gina Hawthorne - - #19282

What a thoroughly enjoyable day. Nicki and her daughter Jaz were excellent tutors. Clear instructions, quick to help and really nice people. Nicki is very knowledgeable about all things willow and a great cake baker!
My husband thought perhaps I had bought the beautiful basket I brought home! Genuinely cannot believe what I achieved. Can’t wait to do another!

Jacquie - - #12441

Oh my goodness, what a fantastic course, I cannot believe what a beautiful basket I came home with and I made it!

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