Jon the basket reviews

8 Nov 21'

Barbara Ward reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"A brilliant day, so enjoyable. Jonny and Becky are excellent teachers, very patient! I would definitely recommend the course. Thanks also for the lovely lunch, home made cake and general hospitality"

7 Nov 21'

Alice Brooks reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Really enjoyable day, with a really chilled atmosphere loads of help and a fantastic basket to bring home that will last forever. Definitely recommend it and choose the lunch as it’s fabulous, didn’t go hungry or thirsty all day."

Jon the basket responded:

" Thank you Alice It was great to me you all and your baskets were fantastic!"

19 Oct 21'

June and John Wilson reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"An extremely rewarding day and came away with two very professional baskets. Jon and Becky are a delightful and helpful couple."

Jon the basket responded:

" Thank you both. Your baskets were amazing and it was a pleasure to meet you. Best wishes Jonny Xx"

18 Oct 21'

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

"A great day. The support from John and Becky was amazing, and the class is relaxed and friendly. We came away with a beautiful basket each which is so strong and well made (if I do say so myself) that it will last a lifetime. I’d happily do this class again and again."

Jon the basket responded:

" Thank you Claire We look forward to weaving with you again. Best wishes Jonny Xxx"

17 Oct 21'

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

"Jon and Becky are really great teachers and we came away at the end of the day with lovely looking baskets, plenty of tea and coffees and good tunes playing on the stereo as well. A great day!"

Jon the basket responded:

" Thanks Luke Great to meet you. Hope to see you around locally. Jonny and Becky Xxx"

17 Oct 21'

Deborah Tissiman reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"What a fab day... Jon and Becky have endless patience... It's hard work and a full-on day. but from the offset, Jon made you feel confident, that you were going to accomplish making your basket. Very relaxed atmosphere, good banter. Jon chatted throughout the day telling us about basket making in general, as we worked, which was more interesting than being given a chapter and verse hour which generally flies over your head. One to one help, when you needed it, Becky and Jon explained what to do simply, and we were allowed to go at our own pace. Becky's flapjacks and cake were delicious... Make sure you book the lunch or you will definitely miss out on a treat. I really recommend this course as an introduction to basket making, you'll come away with a super basket to be proud of."

Jon the basket responded:

" Thank you Debbie, we both really enjoyed meeting you and your basket was beautifully woven. Thank you so much for coming to spend the day with us weaving baskets."

10 Oct 21'

Liz Rashvand reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"I really wanted to 'have a go' at making a willow basket and this day was perfect! I can't believe I made such a lovely basket as I had never attempted anything like this before. I really love my basket, especially the 'feel' of the willow and the gorgeous colours. Jon and Becky were such easy company, and so expert they made everything seem straightforward. I was worried I wouldn't be able to follow the instruction but Jon and Becky were simply wonderful! Becky's cake and flapjack were a real treat too, thank you Becky! Beautiful location, and a terrific day! Thank you both so much :)"

Jon the basket responded:

" That's lovely to hear Liz. We are so glad you enjoyed your day, brilliant news! It was wonderful to spend the day weaving with you, your daughter and the rest of the group. Thank you for coming."

2 Oct 21'

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

"I had a great day basket weaving with Jon and Becky. Jon was really welcoming and the studio was well equipped with everything we needed. Every stage of the weaving was explained and demonstrated well and Jon and Becky were on hand to support as much as I needed. It was a lovely size group and we enjoyed a beautiful lunch outside as well as some lovely home made cake - thank you Becky! A wonderful day which I can’t recommend enough, I’ll be using my basket regularly! Thank you"

26 Sep 21'

Ros and Paul reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Really enjoyable day. Excellent preparation and the pace meant we had a beautiful finished basket at the end. Jon and Becky were great tutors and very helpful. Great lunch and lovely cake made by Becky. I would thoroughly recommend."

Jon the basket responded:

" Hi Ros and Paul That is great to hear, we are so glad you enjoyed the course. Thank you Jon and Becky"

26 Sep 21'

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

"Throughly enjoyed the basket making, and was surprised by the size of the basket we made! Jon and Becky were very good teachers and gave 1-2-1 tuition when needed. A great day out and lunch was fab!"

26 Sep 21'

Annie Healy reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"I’m so proud of the basket I made on Jonny’s course. The willow used is a beautiful mix of greens,reds and browns. In a relaxed but focused atmosphere, Jonny and Becky took us through the stages of basket making and the different weaves involved. With clear direction, demonstration and ample support when needed leading to a very successful outcome. The studio is bright and spacious and we were welcomed and kept supplied with ample drinks and home-made cakes. A really satisfying day."

25 Sep 21'

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

"I had a lovely day today making a basket. I was impressed with thw preparation and materials provided as well as refreshments. The teachers were both very knowledgeable and even when i found it challenging i wasnt stuck for long. Very pleased with thw finished product. Would thoroughly recommend."

Jon the basket responded:

" Hi Claire It was a pleasure to meet you again and both Becky and I were very honoured that you chose to spend your birthday willow weaving with us. Warm wishes Jonny and Becky"

12 Sep 21'

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

"What a fantastic day! Jonny and Becky were friendly and helpful and excellent teachers. There was a lovely atmosphere and going through the entire process of making a basket from start to end was really interesting and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this course!"

23 Aug 21'

Janet Shipley reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Had a wonderful day. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Jonny and Becky were so patient and good teachers. I will now always appreciate the work that goes into the making of baskets. Cannot believe that I actually came away with a decent size basket that I had made with their help and guidance, it has pride of place in my home. Also had lovely lunch too. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants a good day out in good company and have something to show for it at the end."

23 Aug 21'

Theresa Buhryn reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Great day - highly recommend"

21 Aug 21'

Jennifer Corney reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"A well planned course Johnny and Becky were attentive to all in the class and our reward was taking home our self made basket. I would like to learn more about the willow industry maybe on further courses that you do"

21 Aug 21'

Jim Milner reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"What a fantastic day with the perfect hosts. Fantastic instruction from years of basketry experience. From start to finish the art of basket making is made clear and all the methods we used were expertly demonstated, often with one to one tuition ensuring that all who attend meet their objectives and leave at the end of the day with a quality basket. 100% highly recommended. Got on a course....you'll love it."

1 Aug 21'

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

"Jon and Becky were fab and it was a smashing day! Lovely little studio setting and the pair couldn't do enough for us. If you get the choice of lunch as well definitely do it cos it was absolutely delicious. Thanks, guys!"

31 Jul 21'

Rosemarie Scoble reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Brilliant day, so friendly and helpful. Ive never made one before, i now appreciate how much work goes into making one. Lovely way of meeting new people. Lovely lunch. And plenty of tea and cake throughout the day. Thank you both."

21 Jul 21'

Carla Mcconnell reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"As a total beginner this was a fantastic intro to basket making and I'm really impressed with the finished basket. The steps to making it were enjoyable and varied, I learnt so much in just one day. Jonny and Becky were relaxed and supportive throughout, we had all the tools we needed and pre-selected willows to hand, and there was just the right balance of making and enjoying a superb lunch and cake. I thoroughly recommend it!"

18 Jul 21'

Lucy Payne reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"This course was very enjoyable and I would highly recommend it. It is based in a stunning location and Jonny and Becky are fabulous hosts. They are skilled, knowledgeable and patient tutors enabling everyone to succeed in making a basket to be proud of. Lunch was delicious, as was the chocolate cake! Many thanks Jonny and Becky for a thoroughly enjoyable day."

14 Jul 21'

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

"Excellent tuition and guidance from Becky and Jonny. A thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying day."

8 Jul 21'

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

"Thank you so much Becky and Jonny. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and I am delighted with my oval basket. In addition - I would very much like to acknowledge Becky's and Jonny's kindness and generosity. Rather than a workshop attendee - I really felt more like a guest. Since the workshop - I think I have managed to refer to my basket making in every conversation I've had..... Great People - Great Workshop - Great Location - Great Lunch - Great Cake - Great Basket Xx"

Jon the basket responded:

" Thank you so much Susan. We loved your gorgeous card you sent and it was lovely to meet you and spend the day weaving with you."

20 Jun 21'

Tina Youde reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Jonny and Becky were very friendly, welcoming and great teachers of a very old skillset. They took us through the process of making a basket with ease and expertise. I would definitely recommend this course run by both experienced teachers of a lovely craft. I am very proud of my end result!"

8 Jun 21'

Robert Wright reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"A great course, fun to learn and a product at the end. Thoroughly enjoyed it"

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