Create a random weave or traditional weave willow basket (Portchester, Fareham)



You will create a medium-sized egg-style basket to take home, using the random weave interlacing method associated with more sculptural works combined with traditional weaving techniques, which allows you to have a more open weave and the opportunity to play with the shape. If you prefer to create a basket with a traditional weave instead it is up to you. The activity has been designed for beginners and those who have made in the past who want to recharge their creative batteries and enjoy sharing newfound skills in the company of others. Please note: working with willow can be tiring on the hands and can be difficult if you find it hard to pull or use fine movements with your fingers, twisting movements, etc.

What's included in the price?

All materials and use of tools are included as well as light refreshments and snacks. You will need to bring your lunch


5½ hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Willow and Crafts

with Craft Courses since 2016

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Hello, I am a willow sculptor / artist based near Southampton in Hampshire. You will often find me outside under my shelter making sculptures or outside creating work from materials that I have found. I teach in a variety of venues in and around Hampshire, as well as exhibiting my work at various art shows. I create work to commission as well as providing bespoke workshops for private and public events and projects.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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It is often best to start with an activity that offers a variety of small items or a larger shape that is relatively straightforward such as a bird workshop 

If you are someone who prefers working on small precise works I  suggest starting with the workshops where we create several smaller items e.g Xmas crafts, garden items, small birdhouses, baskets, etc. For those of you who like to experiment and see what happens, you might prefer something more sculptural to be fair there is no one way and you never know until you try  it will be fun  which ever you decide to do.

I usually find that making a small item can be difficult for anyone who has problems with grip,/ fine motor skills /  small movements and that it can be easier to attend a workshop creating a larger shape without too many details instead   

We often use our thighs to hold items so if this a problem for you please let me know. also working on large items can be quite tiring as it can be quite physical.

If you are not sure  please feel free to contact me and we can chat through the options that might work for you before you book a place 


Portchester Parish Hall, Assheton Court, Portchester , Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9PY