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Willow Weaving – Oval Baskets ~ 3 places left

Willow Weaving - Oval Baskets ~ 3 places left

A two day course to learn the basics of traditional ‘stake and strand’ basketry whilst making a practical oval basket. 

This course will start with weaving a traditional willow oval basket base, but then students can choose to turn their base into a shopping or laundry basket or even a garden trug. You will be able to explore different weaves in the sides including the three rod wale, French or English randing, packing, finish with a rod border and a choice of handles. Shopping, picking beans or hanging out washing will be a pleasure for ever more!
oval basketThis workshop is suitable for practical beginners but if you’d not woven with willow before you will need to keep your basket to a more modest size in order to complete it in time. If you’ve made a basket before and would like to extend your skills this is a great opportunity.
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 

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

Workshop Fee: £120 per person

NB. There is an additional £20 per person for materials, to be paid in cash on the day.

Click here to read our terms and conditions of booking

You may also be interested in other creative workshops at Denmark Farm. Please see our events calendar for our full list. 

For accommodation during this workshop in our self-catering Eco Lodge or shared Dormitory please do get in touch to check availability.

Mae’r holl enillion o’n digwyddiadau a gwyliau’n cael eu hailfuddsoddi’n uniongyrchol i reoli ein gwarchodfa natur 40 erw. Diolch i chi am eich cefnogaeth a chofiwch ddod i ymweld â ni’n fuan.

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.

oval basket




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