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Blanket Basket Workshop


Saturday 8th + Sunday 9th June 2024


TIMES: 10am - 5pm 

Arrival from 9.30am to begin at 10am.


VENUE: Arch 27, Croft Rd, Worcester WR1 3BD

PRICE: £220 (including materials)




On this active two day course you will learn how to make a blanket basket using Somerset willow. A great basket to try your hand at willow weaving. Using tried and tested willow basketry techniques, you will work in a small group of 8, guided by two tutors, Sarah and Marcus. You will begin by completing a base, before moving onto adding uprights, weaving the sides and finally adding void handles; ending with a basket made with your own hands. 


This course is designed for beginners. 



Making a round base

Adding uprights

Pull down 3 rod wale and 3 rod wale

Side weave - Double French Randing

Adding inset handles 

Rod or trac border


There is some scope to adapt your baskets shape, size and colour to your own design and needs. There will also be time to discuss how to source willow, how to store it and how to soak it ready for weaving



Please bring a packed lunch. 


Materials and use of tools included. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day. 


This course is aimed at beginners. Willow weaving is physically active and can be hard on the hands, so is unsuitable for those who suffer from arthritis or other conditions that affect the hands.  Courses are designed for adults.


Cancellation Policy: Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained 8 weeks prior to the course date. 


Should there be insufficient numbers for the course to go ahead (less than 4 participants), it will be cancelled 3 weeks in advance, with partcipants notified via email.  Should there be insufficient numbers to need two tutors, only one tutor will teach over the weekend course (Sarah). In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a course for any reason, a full refund will be given (for the full price of the course fee only). If you book and pay but do not attend the course, no refund will be given.



Please note: images used to advertise the course are for illustrative purposes. The baskets shown are made by the tutors, and the willow varieties (colours) used on the course will vary depending on availability.

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