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 workshop takes place in a beautiful woodland and hot water will be provided via a camp fire. Reasonable hand strength and flexibility is required for this course.

What's included in the price?

All materials Camp fire Hot drinks and biscuits


6 hours

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
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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This workshop is suitable for children over 14 years old. Reasonable hand strength is required so smaller children may struggle.

Yes, this workshop is great for beginners!

Unfortunately the workshop space is not currently accessible for wheelchair users. Please get in touch and it may be possible to change the venue if you like to attend.


Green Broom Farm, Goring Heath, READING, Berkshire, RG8 7FZ