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Willow plant support and fat ball feeder

Fat ball feeders

About the Course

Karen Lawrence has been weaving baskets for 10 years. She holds a level 3 City and Guilds weaving qualification from City Lit. She was made a Yeoman member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers' in 2018 and is a member of the Basketmakers' Association.

Learn how to weave a sturdy 5ft plant support for your garden. Students will learn lobster pot weave to shape their willow wigwam and also a willow binding knot to hold everything together at the top.

The fatball feeder is made using two different weaves, waling and pairing. Students will learn how to create the shape of this basket using the weaves before finishing with a simple border and handle. These baskets also look great in the kitchen holding garlic, lemons or even fairy lights.

This course is suitable for beginners. It will be taught in my workshop on a one to one basis.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools, materials and light refreshments will be provided. Please bring a mask, packed lunch and wear old, comfortable clothes (preferably trousers).


Karen Lawrence at Karen Lawrence Basketry
Dennis Farmhouse
Half Moon Lane
Redgrave, Diss
IP22 1RX
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1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Next available date

26th November 2020

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Fathers Day
  • Mothers Day
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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Thank you Karen, we both enjoyed a very happy morning making our willow plant supports and the brewery buildings are a fantastic setting to learn in.
Great fun and so lovely to come home with a much admired addition to our gardens.
We just need a pretty clematis to grow up them now.

Lesli and Sue

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