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Traditional basketry workshop with Pip Cottage in Lancashire


About the Course

Pip Cottage offers socially distanced basketry workshops The workshops run on one day between 9am to 5pm.

I demonstrate how to make the object step by step and the workshops are suitable for beginners or the more experienced. Class numbers are small and relaxed so that everyone gains the skills to successfully make their own handcrafted woven objects.

I have been teaching natural gardening and crafts for over 13 years and basketry and living willow since 2012 for various environmental organisations and more recently for my own business Pip Cottage. I was lucky enough to win a Heritage Crafts Association/NADFAS Award in 2016 to study traditional English Basket-making and will be passing these skills on at the workshops.

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What's included in the price?

All tools and materials will be provided and light refreshments on hand throughout the workshops.


Julie Livesey at Pip Cottage
Wildwood Days Forest School
Lodge Bank
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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In-person course
- - #29342

I recently attended a two day basketry course and made a log basket which I am very pleased with.
The course was excellent.I learnt about willow, it's preparation and various basketry techniques.
Julie is a great teacher and I highly recommend her courses.
A few days later I went to the living willow workshop. This was extremely informative and we made a great willow wigwam in the field.
I bought some rods and intend to build a living structure myself.

Response from Pip Cottage:

Hello Karen,
Glad you enjoyed the workshops, your log basket was very good, a lovely shape and the weaving was great. I would be very interested to see a photo of the living willow structure you build.
Thanks, Julie

In-person course
- - #28675

The day was fabulous, enjoyable, interesting and well worth the money I would recommend to anyone. Julie was a great teacher.

Response from Pip Cottage:

Hello Val, Thanks for your great review, glad you enjoyed the day, it was good to work with everyone at the workshop and help them make their lovely sculptures. Thanks, Julie

In-person course
- - #28622

Really lovely day, with a fabulous willow deer to take home at the end of it. Really welcoming atmosphere and a lovely group of people. Julie gave great information and guidance on the whole process and on tools needed and where to source willow for future projects. And she has great taste in biscuits. Hoping to do a basket course with her in the near future.

Response from Pip Cottage:

Glad you enjoyed the day Alison, some great company and lovely sculptures made on the day. Look forward to meeting you again in the future. Thanks, Julie

In-person course
- - #28473

I have been to several of Julie’s workshops now and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Julie is an incredibly talented and experienced willow worker and is also very patient and kind!
She is very approachable and helpful and I’ve always come away feeling really pleased and proud of what I’ve made. Would definitely recommend! :)

Response from Pip Cottage:

Hello Liz,
Thank you very much for your great review, glad that you have enjoyed the willow workshops, its a pleasure to work with you and you have made some lovely willow baskets and sculptures. It's enjoyable passing on skills to others and seeing their finished products and I'm looking forward to the next workshop.
Thanks, Julie

In-person course
- - #24391

Hi there,
I attended the oval basket course at Lytham - ecopod on Sunday 1st September, 2019.

It was an amazing experience and Julie was an excellent teacher. Julie is very knowledgeable about all the different aspects of basket making and made it a fun and interesting day. It was my first basket weaving adventure and would certainly recommend it to others who are thinking about signing up for a workshop.

I was so happy with my basket and can't believe how professional it looks. Great day!

Response from Pip Cottage:

Thanks for your great response and glad that you enjoyed the day. Your basket was very good, especially for a first basket, I really like the flow and shape. Enjoy your basket and thanks again, Julie (Pip Cottage).

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