Jon the basket reviews

27 Sep 22'

Bridget P. reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"I spent a wonderful day learning how to make a willow basket. Johnny is a delightful and encouraging teacher who generously guided us along the way, encouraging us and ensuring that we understood each step in the process.. I am delighted with what I made and would love to return. Highly recommended."

24 Sep 22'

Penny reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Had a great day, very informative and also relaxing! Great tutors, great lunch and location and am so happy with my basket! Thanks so much. This was brought for me as a big birthday gift from several friends and it was a lovely thing to do. Highly recommended as a gift or just for yourself. "

14 Sep 22'

Christine Allen reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"We both thoroughly enjoyed our day especially as we came home with two baskets. Thank you. Lunch was very tasty. Thank you for all your one to one help too."

31 Jul 22'

Helen Rymer reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Excellent course. Delighted with my finished basket. Great workspace to work in and Jon and Becky are super friendly and helpful. The lunch was delicious. Overall an excellent course and I'm looking to book an advanced courses with them."

17 Jul 22'

Mimi reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"It was excellent. Very well organized. It was a very pleasant day. Becky and Jonny, it was a pleasure to be taught by you. Thank you. "

21 May 22'

Jenny Bond reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"An excellent and fun day. Jonny and Becky were patient teachers and gave clear instructions with beautiful baskets as a great result. The lunch was delicious and Becky’s cake yummy! I would love to return!"

21 May 22'

Nicola reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"We had an excellent day doing this workshop. Very friendly and relaxed, with great cake! Clear tuition, and manageed to make a basket i was quite proud of. Definately recommend."

25 Apr 22'

Claire reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Becky and Jonny delivered a really brilliant session and I took home a beautiful basket from the day. They were really warm and lovely and explained each step clearly and patiently. Amazing lunch too, Becky bakes a yummy Victoria Sponge cake 😊 thanks for a really great day."

25 Apr 22'

Mike reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Fun day basket making with Jonny and Becky, both of whom were great teachers. The day started with a warm welcoime, a brew and a home made flapjack. We were then taken through the various different processes involved in weaving a basket from scratch, something I found easier than expected thanks to the great guidance on offer. Jonny and Becky were great hosts with plenty of refreshments on offer; we took our own lunch but very much appreciated the (second) home made cake given to us. I'm really pleased with the basket I've made and would definitely recommend this course to anyone; it's excellent value and a great day out."

23 Apr 22'

Libda reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"It was a well organised course with plenty of time given to each participant"

10 Apr 22'

Sarah reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"A really enjoyable course, delivered by knowledgeable basket makers Jonny and Becky. Both were encouraging, helpful and well prepared. I came away with a lovely round basket, which I can't believe I made myself! Highly recommeded."

9 Apr 22'

Chris reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"A wonderful day workshop with just the right amount of support, teaching and letting you do things on your own. Created a lovely basket and learned loads of different weaving techniques. Lunch was good too. Jonny and Becky were excellent tutors."

9 Apr 22'

Louise K reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"I spent a great day with Jon and Becky yesterday and couldn't quite believe we had made the fantastic baskets in just one day. The course was well paced with just the right amount of help and advice for me as a complete novice. A lovely friendly atmosphere and delicious lunch and cake."

3 Apr 22'

Victoria reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"An absolutely wonderful day of basket weaving - thank you Jonny and Becky for your excellent teaching and patience to introduce us to basket weaving! I bought this as a present for my mum and sister and it definitely lived up to expectations. We all finished the day with a beautiful basket, which we’ll be able to keep for years to come! I highly recommend the course - lovely atmosphere, coffee, and cake. Thank you."

3 Apr 22'

Susan Preece reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"My husband bought this experience for my birthday. I absolutely loved it, the other students were great company and the instructors were excellent, so knowledgeable and helpful. They were interested in every person on the course, provided an excellent lunch and even baked a cake for the event. I came away with a huge basket which I didn't expect(I thought we would do something small) its not perfect but has rustic charm. I would recommend this course to anyone. Thank you for a wonderful day which I will be reminded of everytime I see my lovely basket."

22 Mar 22'

Catherine Brampton reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"I had such a wonderful day and I am really proud of the basket I made. I would highly recommend this course as a beginner. Lovely food and great company also 😊"

Jon the basket responded:

" We are both really pleased to hear you enjoyed the day Catherine. It was great that you joined the group and your basket was brilliant. Thanks again Jonny and Becky"

19 Mar 22'

linda baker reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"A thoroughly enjoyable, good fun day. Warm welcome from Jonny & Becky as we arrived at their beautiful Worcestershire countryside home. Homemade flapjacks and hot drinks were waiting for us. Spacious craft studio for us to work in with access to drinks all day ( I do like a cup of tea when I am working). Tuition was superb, group and one to one, with Jonny and Becky working with everyone. I was nervous to start with as I had never done basket weaving before, I needn't have been, everything was demonstrated and explained clearly through out. Time flew, and I found myself very chilled and relaxed as I was totally absorbed in what I was doing. I would absolutely recommend booking lunch as it was delicious. We sat on the balcony patio enjoying the amazing views surrounding the house. Becky mustered us all back to work after lunch (it was glorious sunshine and after eating Becky's homemade cake as dessert I think a fair few of us were ready to stay in the sunshine). The afternoon whizzed by as we continued with our weaving. By 430pm we all had constructed the most amazing baskets. I have a new found respect for wicker basket makers and a couple of blisters on my thumbs in sympathy for their trade. I would highly recommend this course, it is a good fun day out, I leant new skills, gained a knowledge on willow and had a fun time with Jonny, Becky and the rest of the weavers on the course. I love my basket and couldn't wait to show it off when I got home to the family, who I will admit were surprised by just how good it is."

Jon the basket responded:

" Thank you Linda, that's lovely to hear. We both really enjoyed working with you and think you all made fantastic baskets. It was great to meet you and thanks so much for coming to us. Jonny and Becky"

7 Mar 22'

Christine reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"I received this course from my husband as a Christmas present and really enjoyed every minute of it. The day was very well organised yet relaxed, and instructions were clear and easy to follow. Jon and Becky gave us individual help and encouragement, and the confidence to produce quite a large and attractive circular basket by the end of the day. Lunch (homemade quiche and salads) was really tasty and enjoyable and gave us all the chance to chat informally. The homemade coffee and walnut cake and flapjack which accompanied the frequent cups of coffee and tea were also much appreciated. It was an excellent day in all ways and lovely to have such a useful and attractive basket to remind me of time spent in Jon and Becky's workshop. I would thoroughly recommend the course to everyone."

6 Mar 22'

Lynette Ford reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"I really enjoyed making a basket on this course, I wasnt great at it but the teachers had loads of patience and the basket turned out well. The lunch was good too."

28 Feb 22'

Joanna reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Great course, really enjoyed myself."

20 Feb 22'

Claire reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"A fantastic day. Jon and Beccy are excellent teachers creating a fun workshop resulting in wonderful baskets. The location is great, fabulous food. I would recommend to anyone"

20 Feb 22'

Jackie Harris reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"A friend and I had been talking about doing a basket-making class before lockdown. We spontaneously signed up last minute when we spotted the course online and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The setting was lovely, the learning intense and the materials a joy to work with. Can't quite believe I've come home with a basket I've made myself. Thanks Jon and Becky for a lovely day, delicious lunch and frequent hot beverages to keep us all going."

20 Feb 22'

Victoria reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Had a great day. Tutors were very helpful, kind and gave great guidance. This was the first time I've ever made a basket and I am now much more aware of the skill and energy that goes into making one. I got to make and take home a fairly huge basket which could house a small dog and I am very pleased with it! Very tasty lunch. All in all, a great day. I definitely recommend this course."

14 Feb 22'

Inger reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Thoroughly enjoyed the day making baskets with Jonny and Becky. I mentioned that I had done a little bit of basketry many years previously and they were able to make my experience slightly more advanced, differentiating my basket on the spot. Keep an ear out for Jonny's jokes, they are lost if you are not tuned in ! It was great to meet people on the same wavelength and swap stories around crafting in general. Lunch was fabulous. A slice of quiche, luxury salad box and two choices of cake ! Great views of the surrounding countryside. I would completely recommend this as a creative and entertaining day out."

12 Feb 22'

Helen Gardner reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"This was a great day thank you Jon and Becky, you are great teachers offering detailed step by step instructions and lots of one-to-one support as well as oodles of patience! A lovely workshop and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Also a very nice lunch. Can definitely recommend."

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