Workshops - 2022

Upcoming workshops: 

Asymmetrical Garden Basket 1 Day Workshop: 27th February, Prior Shop, Bristol 

Berry Basket 1 Day Workshop: Sunday 13th March, Bewdley Museum

Asymmetrical Shallow Basket 1 Day Workshop: Thursday 19th May, Worcester Cathedral

Basket Club: 21st May, 25th June, 23rd July and 20th August. Bewdley Museum 

More dates and courses will be announced throughout the year

For individual or group booking enquiries, or to join the mailing list click here

Asymmetrical Basket Workshop
Sunday 27th February - Prior Shop, Bristol. 10.30am-6pm
£95 per person

An intensive yet fun day full of learning for beginners, in which you will take home not only a unique looking basket, but also the skills to make more in the future. Using tried and tested weaving techniques, you will go home with a round-based garden basket with an asymmetrical border, made using Somerset willow and topped with a wooden handle.

I will guide you step by step through the process, teaching you how to: start the basket by making a base, how to add the uprights into the base before weaving the sides and border, and finally adding in a wooden handle by sawing and then drilling a tree branch.

Click here to read all the information before booking

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Berry Basket Workshop

1 Day Course

Bewdley Museum - Education Room

Sunday 13th March

10.30am - 3.30pm

£70 including materials

A great chance to 'dip your toe' into the world of willow basketry! Aimed at beginners, this workshop will begin by adding uprights into a pre-made base, and learning a weaving pattern called a '3 Rod Wale', which will create the sides of the basket. You will then move onto weaving a border and adding a thick piece of willow or hazel for the handle. 

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Asymmetrical Shallow Basket Workshop
Thursday 19th May  - The Undercroft, Worcester Cathedral 9.30am-4.30pm
£95 per person

An intensive yet fun day full of learning for beginners, in which you will take home not only a unique looking basket, but also the skills to make more in the future. Using tried and tested weaving techniques, you will go home with a round-based garden basket with an asymmetrical border, made using Somerset willow and topped with a wooden handle.

I will guide you step by step through the process, teaching you how to: start the basket by making a base, how to add the uprights into the base before weaving the sides and border, and finally adding in a wooden handle by sawing and then drilling a tree branch.

Click here to read all the information before booking

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Welcome to

BASKET CLUB

A  progressive course run over 4 months

Join us for a progressive monthly weaving get together run over 4 months.
A great chance to embed and practise skills at your own pace.

Bewdley Museum, Worcestershire
10.30am - 2.30pm  -   Saturday 
21st May, 25th June, 23rd July and 20th August
£240 per person
(subscriptions available to spread to spread the cost over 4 or 6 months)


The course is aimed at beginners who wish to develop their skills as they learn and who wish to go on and weave more baskets in their own time in future. All Basket Club Members will also receive 10% off another workshop run in 2022.

 

Basket club - Course Outline

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Session 1 - Round Bases

In the first session you will learn how to make round bases and I will teach you about how to sort, soak and mellow willow. The bases will be used for future baskets on the course, and you will be able to buy more materials to practise with at home.

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Session 2- Berry Basket

In this session you will learn how to add uprights to a round base and learn a weaving technique called a 3 Rod Wale, which will create the sides of the basket. You will then learn a simple trac border. A handle will then be added (or in the next session)

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Session 3 - Handled bowl/tray

In the third session you will practise skills from session 2 and develop them further, learning a new weaving technique for the sides. You will learn a how to add inset handles and a new technique for weaving the border (some of this work may need finishing at home or in session 4)

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Session 4 - Your choice

This session is open for you to choose what you would like to use the time for. You may wish to practise a skill, or to begin a larger basket that you could finish at home. As each student will be working on different projects, materials for this final session will charged additionally at the end of the session.

Individual and Group Workshops

If you are interested in booking a one-to-one workshop or private group booking, please do get in touch and we can discuss the possibilities!