This course will teach you how to make a square based basket known as a willow trug (not to be confused with ash splint trugs - which are made from strips of wood). Willow trugs are versatile and strong and can be used around the home and garden for a variety of uses. We will use willow grown in Somerset and begin by learning how to make square bases. The we will attach the sides and build them up, finally making a handle. And to top it off, the course takes place in a beautiful woodland in South Oxfordshire. Please bring your own lunch, snacks and cold drinks. Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided around a camp fire.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials Hot drinks and biscuits around a camp fire Parking Woodland atmosphere


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



The Coppice Co.

with Craft Courses since 2022

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The Coppice Co. started in 2020 after Suz Williams finished her two year apprenticeship as a coppice worker and traditional craft maker. Since then she has been teaching traditional woodland crafts across the country. Her speciality is willow weaving, split hazel baskets and spoon carving.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
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Green Broom Farm, Goring Heath, READING, Berkshire, RG8 7FZ