Willow Weaving – Linen / Laundry Basket

Date(s) - 11 Aug 2020 until 12 Aug 2020
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

On this two day course you will be weaving a beautiful and practical ‘alibaba’ shaped linen / laundry basket, using a variety of naturally coloured willows.

linen laundry basketWe will make a traditional base with a German wale foot, and the sides can either be slewed or French randed and finished with a rod border.
linen laundry basketIt is quite a big project, so we will only manage the main  body of the linen / laundry basket in the two days. If you would like to make a lid, then it is recommended to book onto the following one day round basket course on the 13th August – please see this for lid description.

This course is ideally for people who have had some previous basketry experience.

All tools and materials provided. If you have your own sharp secateurs and a knife, please bring them along. Please wear warm old clothing.

Tutor: Jane Welsh

Jane is an experienced basket maker and attentive teacher. Her knowledge and love of willow is inspiring. She will also have a range of her own baskets for sale at extremely reasonable prices.


“I had forgotten pretty much everything about basket weaving and I took part in this workshop to remind myself so that I can continue at home. I now can continue! The teaching was very good, Jane was observant, informative and careful to ensure reasonably high quality results. Denmark Farm is a top venue with great facilities”. Blue Morgan 

“Thank you so much for arranging the basket making course. Jane is an amazing and thoughtful teacher. She gives everyone her undivided attention and responds to what they want to do and their level. It is relaxing just to be with her and I learn so much. A big thank you! It was like a mini-holiday.” Jane Johns 

Fee: £80 (includes tuition and hot drinks throughout the day)

There is an additional fee of £20 for the materials. Please bring this in cash and pay to the tutor on the day.

Click here to read our terms and conditions of booking

Places are limited to eight participants per event and must be booked in advance.

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You may also be interested in other creative craft workshops at Denmark Farm including; Willow Weaving ~ Little Waste Paper Basket, Willow Weaving – Garden Obelisk, Willow Weaving ~ Creel Basket, Building with Cob ~ A Cob Oven in Two Days, Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom and Beltane Mandala Retreat. Please see our events calendar for our full list. 

If you’d like to make a weekend of it and stay at Denmark Farm, please enquire about availability in our self-contained Eco Lodge, Shared Dormitory. or Eco Campsite.
All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.


Willow Weaving - Linen Laundry Basket


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