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One day willow weaving courses


Duration: 1 day 10:00am until 4:00pm

Price: £60

Run by: Sarah Hatton
at Hatton Willow

07881 613287

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About the Course

Our willow courses include different techniques of willow weaving and basket making. You will have a wonderful day in a beautiful setting learning an ancient craft.

If you would like to attend please book through our website. You will also find more courses on our website.

Sarah Hatton, the course tutor, has been willow weaving since 2008. She has been involved in many large scale projects, most recently producing 70 gift baskets for the World Leaders attending the NATO Summit in Newport. Sarah was awarded the Craft Showcase Award 2015 at Made by Hand, Cardiff. She grows her own willow in Caerphilly which gives her a yearlong sustainable source of willow.

20th January 2019 FULLY BOOKED - Garden trug course
Our most popular course, this beautiful garden trug will introduce you to weaving frame baskets. You will be shown how to create a frame, to add ribs to create the shape of the basket and add the weaving, designing your own pattern.

10th February 2019 FULLY BOOKED - Garden trug course
Our most popular course, this beautiful garden trug will introduce you to weaving frame baskets. You will be shown how to create a frame, to add ribs to create the shape of the basket and add the weaving, designing your own pattern.

3rd March 2019 Willow for your garden
During this garden themed course you will make an obelisk plant support to grow your sweet peas or runner beans and a trellis to train flowers up. Just in time for planting.

17th March 2019 Zarzo basket course - 3 SPACES REMAINING
The zarzo basket is a Spanish basket which had been developed from a round platter into a rectangular basket that could be used as a handbag.

24th March 2019 Round basket course - 1 SPACE REMAINING
This course is perfect for those to have a first go at willow weaving. As well as weaving the base, staking up the basket, weaving the sides and turning down the border.

30th June Flowers, snails and dragonflies
This course will include different techniques of willow weaving and basket making. During this course you will learn the technique of a basket base to make the centre of your flower and then shape willow into petals.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are provided and you take home everything you make. Tea, coffee and cake are provided throughout the day but please bring a packed lunch



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Course Start Dates

Sunday 20th January 2019
Sunday 10th February 2019
Sunday 3rd March 2019
Sunday 17th March 2019
Sunday 24th March 2019
Sunday 30th June 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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