Zarzo Baskets in the Surrey Hills



We are a family of three teaching a variety of willow weaving courses in the beautiful Surrey Hills near Dorking. The Zarzo basket supposedly originated in Northern Spain where it was used by cheese makers for draining cheese. The course starts with a cup of tea or coffee on arrival and an introduction to willow, where it is grown, its preparation and the different varieties you can weave with. We then take you through the process of making the basket step by step. A very systematic beautiful basket that is perfect for beginners. The course involves a fair amount of standing and requires some strength in you fingers and hands. It is not recommended if you have arthritic hands.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included on the course with the use of my tools, but please bring your favourite secateurs if you would rather work with them. A selection of teas and coffees are provided, please bring your lunch and cold drinks.


5½ hours

Cancellation policy

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


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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The Woodland Studio, Balchins Lane, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3LN