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This two-day workshop is suitable for complete beginners, but if you have had some previous experience of working with willow you may progress a little quicker and feel more confident. Over the weekend you will learn the traditional methods of creating a round basket with a crossover handle, made from beautiful Somerset-grown willow.

  • Date: 13/11/2021 10:00 AM - 14/11/2021 05:00 PM
  • Location: The Coffee Room, Church Street, Ropley, nr Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0DS (Map)
  • More Info: Parking: There is no car park for this hall, but there is free parking at the PARISH HALL, a few minutes walk away.


Although this basket may look similar to other baskets I teach in one day, this one incorporates techniques which require more time to achieve: different weaves, a more substantial top border, a wrapped bow handle and it is likely to be a bit bigger too.  All in all, a lovely traditional willow basket!

The price of this workshop includes all materials, use of tools and refreshments

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners, but please bear in mind that a certain amount of manual strength and dexterity is required when working with willow.  All projects covered on my workshops have been selected for their relative simplicity and suitability for beginners though some previous experience of weaving with willow may be helpful for this workshop.  Throughout the workshop participants may need to use specialist basketry tools (provided), many of which are either sharp or pointed, so a sensible approach to personal safety is essential!

A work apron is recommended.

Maximum class size is 8 at this venue.

Refreshments are provided - please bring a packed lunch – or you can buy drinks and food at the village shop next door.