Introduction to English Willow Basket Making- Weekend Course



I have been teaching this course successfully for over 10 years. Come and spend an enjoyable and rewarding weekend learning the magic of basketry. Have you ever looked at a basket and thought "how is it done?" Well this is your chance to learn those ancient secrets. The aim of the course is to instruct you in a small group environment the basics of English Willow basketry. You will make a round shopping basket and a round bread basket. You will learn how to make the woven base; stake up the sides; the weaves of waling, randing; a track border, 5 rod border and a roped handle. You will learn about the materials, how they are grown & harvested & gain an insight into the history of basketry in Norfolk and Suffolk. And you will take home your wonderful finished baskets. If you have any questions please contact me using the 'message the tutor' button.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are included and I will provide tea and coffee and home made cakes. This is weekend course and the date stated on this website is the Saturday of the two days (Saturday and Sunday). Norfolk is a beautiful county so why not make a weekend of it. There are lots of places to stay and lots to see on a weekend.


2 days

Cancellation policy

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


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Norfolk Hedge Baskets

with Craft Courses since 2019

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I make my baskets using hand cut materials from the Norfolk countryside. Naturally sustainable, cut, selected & crafted by hand. Basket making using natural & local materials is an ancient tradition & an environmentally sound solution to a sustainable future. In Norfolk there is great beauty in the hedgerows at any time of year; I aim to capture that beauty in my baskets. Hedge basket is the way that I describe my own basket style; rustic, shapely, colourful, useful & beautiful.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Romantic
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Tutor can travel
  • Stag dos
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Parish Hall, Walnut Hill, Surlingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7AG