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Introduction to rope-coil weave


Saturday 7th + Sunday 8th September - FULLY BOOKED


Saturday 5th +  Sunday 6th Ocotber - new date added


TIMES: 10am - 5pm


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

PRICE: £245 (including materials)


On this creative and explorative two day course, you will create a sculptural basket using the rope-coil weave technique. Weaving in a small group of just 6 people, Sarah will guide you through each process to make your very own piece of willow basketry inspired artwork.


This textural weave is developed slowly and makes for a calm and meditative experience. The form emerges slowly as layers of willow wind their way around the piece, building on those before them.

The aim of this creative course is to give you the space, encouragement and skills to develop a spirit of play and discovery as you weave - making changes and creative decisions as the work develops.


Sarah will discuss how different shapes can be achieved, from straight-sided baskets to curved forms, with options on how to complete your work with either a flat border or asymmetrical border. Various options will present themselves along the way and choices can be made based on your level of experience as well as the artistic direction you would like to take your work in. There will be an emphasis on an experimental approach to adapting designs as you weave and exploring where the willow takes you.


This workshop caters to anyone wishing to connect with their creative side, and for those who wish to explore both technique and artistic expression, and encourages a flexible outlook of letting go and allowing a piece of work take its own course with you as its guide.



Please bring a packed lunch.


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



​Willow weaving is physically active in all areas. It can be particularly hard on the hands, so is unsuitable for those who suffer from arthritis or other conditions that affect the hands.


Courses will involve working at many levels, including bending down to the floor, working on laps, standing, and working seated at tables. If you have any physical difficulties in any of these areas, we advise you to contact us before booking; some alternative arrangements may be possible but we can not guarantee this.



This course is aimed at beginners, either for those who have made a few baskets before, or for those who are coming to make their first basket, with techniques and shaping adapted to suit your level of experience.


Cancellation Policy (summary):

This course is non-refundable, unless we can fill your place. Courses are non-transferable.

By purchasing a place(s) on our course you are agreeing to our full Terms and Conditions (link below), section 'Courses'.

Introduction to rope-coil weave: 2 day workshop

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