Egg frame basket (1 day) workshop with Hopewood Baskets



On this one day course you will learn how to make a small frame basket; a great basket to try your hand at willow weaving. Using tried and tested willow basketry techniques using Somerset and Worcestershire willow, you will work in a small group of 8, guided by two tutors, Sarah and Marcus. Using our years of teaching experience, we will guide you step by step through the different processes, starting by grading the willow into different thicknesses, before moving onto the various weaving techniques and ending with a basket made with your own hands! Both oval and circular hoops will be available, so the design of the basket can be adapted to your preference. This course is designed for beginners. ​ SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN: Grading and selecting materials  Demonstration on how to form hoops  Tying the two hoops together/beginning the weaving Adding new weavers 'Packing' technique Trimming your basket WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: Please bring a packed lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.  ​ EXPERIENCE AND ACCESSIBILITY: This course is aimed at beginners. Willow weaving can be hard on the hands, so is usually unsuitable for those who suffer from arthritis or other conditions that affect the hands, but do get in touch if you would like to discuss this further before booking.  Courses are designed for adults, however, young people aged 14+ may attend if accompanied by an adult who is participating in the course and who can also supervise the needs of the young person. Cancellation Policy: Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a course, a full refund will be given (for the full price of the course fee only). Courses are non-transferable. Please note: images used to advertise the course are for illustrative purposes. The baskets shown are made by the tutors, and the willow varieties (colours) used on the course will vary depending on availability.

What's included in the price?

Materials and use of tools. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch.


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

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



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  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
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