Willow shopping basket weaving at wonderful Ella's



Amanda Rayner will run this shopping basket making workshop outdoors in the beautiful woodland setting of bronhafod,
Making this beautiful basket is a very enjoyable process using different coloured willows. Perfect for a trip to town or a country stroll to the village shop this basket can be used for many outings even a quick forage in the hedgerows!

From selecting your base sticks to putting on the handle you will be guided through the various techniques of this time-honoured basket.

The beautiful and tranquil surroundings of the Usk reservoir with mountain views make this a special day out and the perfect gift for a loved one.

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?

All tools and materials are provided. Plenty of tea, coffee and and tasty homemade cake. Ella's kitchen will supply us with a delicious homemade and hearty lunch and we will aim to stop between 12.30 and 1pm.


Amanda Rayner at wyldwoodwillow

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users
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In-person course
Chris Mead - - #32882

I came to Amanda’s basket weaving day at a beautiful setting in Usk as a complete beginner but came away having made a lovely woven basket that I am enormously proud of.
The day was well run and very affordable and Amanda was a very talented and patient teacher who constantly amazed me with her ability to immediately identify where I had gone wrong and help me to quickly put right any mistakes.
I am already planning my next visit and have no hesitation in recommending Amanda’s courses

In-person course
Sarah Clay - - #32881

I did the shopping basket making course at Usk Castle Chase and was thrilled to come home with a beautiful "Dicky Meadows" willow basket that I had actually made. Amanda was an amazing teacher, so patient and explained everything perfectly. If we went wrong she immediately put us right. Loved the day and would highly recommend it even for somebody like myself with no previous experience. Thank you Amanda for teaching me.

In-person course
Hannah - - #32880

We had an amazing day with Amanda making our shopping baskets. She was a great teacher and im really impressed with the basket I brought home! Especially as a complete beginner! Will definitely be looking into more Wyldwood courses.

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