Our willow courses are extremely relaxing and allow you to create something unique, personal and environmentally friendly to take away with you. There is something fundamentally rewarding in working with natural materials and when you are working with willow you will not be able to think about the day to day things that cause stress. It is tiring and refreshing at the same time! Our willow courses will provide you with the skills needed for basket making. You can book our courses either as a one-to-one tuition session at our venue or as a group booking, which can be either at our venue or a suitable location that you provide. Materials, refreshments and lunch are included in the price when you choose to have your training at our venue.
One-to-One Basketry Tuition
One-to-one tuition is a good option for those who want intense training in basketry work. These sessions do not have the social element that a group booking provides, and can be hard work, but the benefits are that you will have the individual attention of the tutor and will cover as much in one day as you would in the two day Beginners Basketry course but often in more depth. Please contact us for details.
If you want to treat a friend or loved one to a special gift, we offer gift vouchers for one-to-one tuition or group sessions. There’s no need to book the date in advance, the recipient can get in touch when it suits them. Gift Vouchers can be purchased by email, over the phone or by sending a cheque to us with your address. On receipt of payment we will post a voucher to present. For the one day ‘Basketry’ course you will need to have already made at least one willow basket in the stake and strand method.
Led by an experienced willow weaver, this basket making course will teach you how to make a small shopper using the stake and strand method. Course objectives are to learn the basic techniques of basket making enabling you to make a basket. You will also learn how to select and grade willow for your basket making.
Willowcraft for the Garden
On this course we will be making plant supports, willow wigwams, mini woven panels of hurdles.
Willowcraft for Christmas
On this course we will be making willow wreaths, bells, angels, stars and Christmas trees.