Norfolk Hedge Baskets

Contact name: Jonathon Carrie
Total bookings
almost 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I make my baskets using hand cut materials from the Norfolk countryside. Naturally sustainable, cut, selected & crafted by hand. Basket making using natural & local materials is an ancient tradition & an environmentally sound solution to a sustainable future. In Norfolk there is great beauty in the hedgerows at any time of year; I aim to capture that beauty in my baskets. Hedge basket is the way that I describe my own basket style; rustic, shapely, colourful, useful & beautiful.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Introduction to English willow basket making
Next date: 18th Feb 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
29 Jun 22'

VLM reviewed: Introduction to English willow basket making

"Great weekend, Jonathan was an excellent teacher and made everyone feel welcome. My daughters and I enjoyed it immensely. We produced 2 products which actually resembled baskets and learnt several techniques. I would reccomend this course to anyone who wishes to have a go at this craft."

26 Jun 22'

Tamsin Robinson reviewed: Introduction to English willow basket making

"Warm welcome from both Jonathan and Willow. Supportive tutoring by Jonathan who demonstrated each step clearly and good pacing. He was approachable and willing to help whenever we got stuck though! I went with a friend both of us having never done willow weaving before. We had great fun in a small group where everybody was supportive. We now have a lovely unique small basket and bread basket that we can proudly show off these Anglo Saxon skills."

Norfolk Hedge Baskets responded:

" Thank you so much for your enthusiastic participation in making this a memorable weekend. Well done on your completed baskets and thank you for this review, regards Jonathon"

16 Mar 22'

Debs reviewed: Introduction to English willow basket making

"Hi, the course was relaxing, challenging, fun, friendly and so so rewarding. I cant wait to do another one. Thank you everyone|"

10 Mar 22'

Rach reviewed: Introduction to English willow basket making

"The weekend basket making course with Jonathan was absolutely brilliant. We had a ridiculously fun time learning how to weave our baskets. Jonathon was patient and kind and created such a cohesive atmosphere with a group of strangers. He gave us as much creative control as he could within our baskets, letting us explore how the different varieties of willow gave different results. The weekend felt so therapeutic and I left wanting to buy a huge bundle of willow to keep playing at home! I couldn’t recommend the course more. Absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to come back and learn more."

Norfolk Hedge Baskets responded:

" Thank you so much Rach for your lovely review. I can't wait to see you again on the next course to make a log basket. You certainly have the skills to take this much further, Jonathon"

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