Willow Weaving – Little Waste Paper Basket (COVID Safe Event) ~ FULLY BOOKED

Date(s) - 19 Oct 2020 until 19 Oct 2020
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

A one day course to learn the basics of ‘stake and strand’ basketry whilst making a useful waste paper basket. The waste paper basket is one of the most under valued, but commonly used and handy baskets for any room of the house!

You will make a traditional base and weave the sides using the ‘3 rod wale’ and ‘French randing’ and finish with a decorative track border. There will be various naturally coloured willow from which you can choose to make your own unique basket.
waste paper basketwaste paper basketThis workshop is suitable for complete beginners but if you’ve made a basket before and would like a refresher day this is a great opportunity. If you’d like to go on and develop your skills further you may also be interested in the following workshops: Linen / Laundry Basket, Round Basket and Rush Hats which run on the following days.
Children aged 12+ are welcome, with an accompanying adult.
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: £45 

There is an additional fee of £7.50 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 six participants per event and must be booked in advance.

NB. This workshop will take place according to COVID safety regulations at the time of running. There will be a smaller number of participants to allow for good social distancing. The workshop will take place indoors and masks will be required to be worn. It may be necessary to adapt or postpone at short notice. It is likely that we will not be able to provide any refreshments so please bring all of your own drinks, food and cups etc. 

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You may also be interested in other creative craft workshops at Denmark Farm including; 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.


This event is fully booked.

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