Willow Basketmaking



Over a relaxing two days, Sarah Loughlin from Hopewood Baskets, will teach you to weave a wicker log basket.

Set within our beautiful leafy patch of the forest, you will learn the skills needed to weave willow into a functional basket. Whilst weaving, you will learn from Sarah all about the willow preparation process; giving you advice on how to source, sort, soak and mellow willow into pliable weaving rods. You will learn how to weave a round base, and learn a variety of weaving techniques, before creating inset handles and finishing the basket with a border. Using tried and tested weaving techniques, you will go home with a round-base kindling or log basket and the skills to be able to make more in the future.

Sarah will calmly guide you through each stage, so no experience is needed, and there will be plenty of time to settle into the environment and to find your piece of calm within the natural rhythm of this ancient craft.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools needed for the day are provided, and the materials are included in the cost of the workshop.

Please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks are provided.


Daisy Haywood at Wyre Community Land Trust
St Georges Farm
Tanners Hill
DY12 2LR

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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