Willow Weaving in Lancashire with Pip Cottage

Duration: Two Half days, 12 noon to 3.30pm

Price: £70

Run by: Julie Livesey
at Pip Cottage


Haworth Art Gallery
Manchester Road

Contact course provider

About the Course

Pip Cottage willow workshops range from obelisks and sculpture for the garden, to bird nests and feeders, living willow construction and traditional English basket making.

Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd April are two afternoons at Haworth Art Gallery to make a Traditional English Round Basket suitable for bread, eggs, fruit...... running from 12 noon to 3.30pm both days. This basket is a satisfying object to make out of natural materials and is suitable for beginners or the more experienced. Class numbers are small and relaxed so that everyone gains the skills to successfully make their own handcrafted basket.

I have been teaching natural gardening and crafts for over 13 years and basketmaking since 2012 for various environmental organisations and more recently for my own business Pip Cottage. I was lucky enough to win a Heritage Crafts Association/NADFAS Award last year to study traditional English Basketmaking and will be passing these skills on at the workshops.

The workshops are run at Haworth Art Gallery, an Arts And Crafts building in Accrington that houses a large collection of Tiffany glass, and Cronkshaw Fold Farm, a rural educational farm set in Helmshore.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials will be provided and light refreshments on hand throughout the workshops.

Review this course


Course Start Dates

Saturday 21st April 2018
Saturday 12th May 2018
Thursday 14th June 2018
Saturday 7th July 2018
Friday 17th August 2018
Thursday 11th October 2018
Saturday 10th November 2018
Saturday 8th December 2018

Browse all UK Basketry courses, Willow work courses, and Heritage crafts courses

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Teen friendly