Beginner Basket Weaving Experience day - Surrey Hills

Willow Baskets


Let the world go for a while and spend time learning how to make a lovely basket. Using traditional basket making techniques and a variety of willow. By the end of the day, you should have a stylish basket to take home.

You will be taught by full time basket weaver and crafter Ellie Morgan a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Basketmaker.

No experience needed. Tools and materials are provided, along with lots of tea, coffee and biscuits to keep you going. Our experience also includes a delicious lunch cooked over the campfire.

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Corporate team wellness craft experience day - Teambuilding with a difference! Spend time crafting together, away from the stresses of the business world. We are happy to tailor an experience that’s just right for your team.

About Joy Farms - The Joy Family has been working their land and crafting in the tranquil Surrey Hills for nearly a century. Adrian Joy, the third generation of his family to farm, enjoys woodcarving – spoons in particular. Adrian is now married to Sarah, a fellow creative who loves arts and crafts. Together, they offer the opportunity for you to enjoy this special environment and discover new skills and hobbies. They can’t wait to welcome you!

Please note. Depending on the date, you'll make a slightly different shaped basket
28 May - Berry Willow Basket weaving
11 Jun - Frame Willow Basket weaving
17 Sep - Asymmetric Willow Basket weaving

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

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What to expect
The small classes take place in the beautiful setting of our family farm nestled on the edge of Sheepleas nature reserve and at the foot of The Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The workspace is undercover in an open sided farm building, or weather dependant can be around the open fire in a small adjacent copse. Lunch is often cooked on the same fire and served there.
Most participants are beginners, although some may be returning to further practice their skills and gain more experience. Please bear in mind basket making is tough on the hands, so if you have a loss of strength in your hands you might find this class difficult.


Adrian Joy at Joy Farms - Crafting, Woodcarving and Art courses in The Surrey Hills

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Openview Farm
Epsom Road, West Horsley
KT24 6AP

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners


6 hours (9:30am to 3:30pm)

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Sarah Louise - - #39081

My husband and I had an amazing day making baskets. Ellie was a great teacher and having never done it before it was very satisfying seeing my willow weaving become a basket :-)
The open air workshop, views of the fields, copse, Lunch and tea by the open fire and bird song really made it a unique experience. A great gift & I'm looking forward to trying other crafts there too.

Response from Joy Farms - Crafting, Woodcarving and Art courses in The Surrey Hills:

Thanks Sarah Louise, glad you had a great time. Look forward to seeing you on another course soon.

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