Zarzo baskets - 2 day course

Zarzo baskets


Learn how to make your own Zarzo basket!

Traditionally used to separate curds from whey these Zarzo baskets are an impressive and decorative addition to any household.

This is a 2 day course, you must attend both days.

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?

On this course you will learn how to work with different types of willow, a variety of weaving techniques and how to use the basketry tool kit safely.

You will have a go at making your own Zarzo basket to take home.

We will cover...

This 2 day course is £55 per person and will be held on the 13th and 14th July 2021 from 9.30 - 15.00.

We will be working in our large polytunnel on site at Hilton Green so please wear layers (It can be warm in the sun and cool on cloudy days).

Please bring a packed lunch. Tea, Coffee and squash will be available for a small donation.

All tools and materials will be provided. Attendees must be over 18 years old. Booking is essential for this course, please use the link above!

This course is supported by Community Learning Service, any attendees from Staffordshire will be kindly requested to fill out a form to help us with this funding.

Finding us

Please note that our postcode doesn't agree with all sat navs. The best way to find us is to search for Forest of Mercia CIC or Hilton Green on Google maps.

Look out for the two white tractor tyres on either side of our entrance.


We have a variety of measures in place to ensure the safety of our customers. Class sizes will be smaller than usual. Upon arrival a barcode will be available for you to scan with the track and chase app. Don't worry if your phone isn't compatible as we will also be keeping contact details for the required time. Temperatures will be taken. If your temperature is high you will be asked to go home and will be issued with a refund. Hand sanitiser will be provided and a one way system is in place. We have installed clear screens around our work benches and you will be provided with your own sanitised tool kit to use throughout the course. Please bring a facemask with you, you wont be required to wear it all day.


David Knowles at Forest of Mercia CIC
Hilton Green
Hilton Lane
WV11 2BG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners




2 days (9:30am to 3:00pm)


13th July 2021

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