Willow workshops

Here you will find details of all my upcoming one and two day basketry courses, and where to book...

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The Organic Farm Shop - Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester

Beginners round basket making - 15th October 2022

Make a stake-and-strand style basket, spending a therapeutic day learning the basics of basketry and going home with a round basket suitable for fruit or storing items around the home. Weave with different varieties of Somerset willow, adding colour and contrast, and add a handle if time. Tailored for beginners or for those with some experience who wish to build on their skills. 

 

 

Spiral asymmetric baskets - 18th -19th March 2023

Spend a relaxing weekend making these contemporary baskets with a Polish-style asymmetric border. Building on past experience, or suitable for beginners, you will be guided through the steps and techniques, learning different weaves to create texture and pattern. Using colourful varieties of willow, each basket will be unique. 

Visit https://www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk/whats-on/willow-basket-weaving/

for bookings

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Lower Shaw Farm - Swindon

Weekend immersion basket making - 16th-18th September 2022

Spend a weekend exploring different designs with the freedom to work on the baskets of your choice. We will have the Friday evening to meet and talk about your ideas, with time to make a large basket or several smaller items over the weekend. I will bring lots of examples for inspiration and can tailor the weekend to your skill level. With colourful varieties of Somerset willow to add contrast, and opportunities to explore creative ways of adding texture with different weave patterns. 

Options for residential weekend or non, with delicious organic food provided.

Go to http://www.lowershawfarm.co.uk/sep-2022 for more info and bookings

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Hawkwood College - Stroud 

Beginners basket making - 22nd October 2022

Make a stake-and-strand style basket, spending a therapeutic day in the gorgeous surroundings of Hawkwood learning the basics of basketry and going home with a round basket suitable for fruit or storing items around the home. Weave with different varieties of Somerset willow, adding colour and contrast, and add a handle if time. Tailored for beginners or for those with some experience who wish to build on their skills. 

Go to https://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/event/willow-basket-making/

for more info and bookings

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Two Dried Leaves

'Tess was not only knowledgeable but an excellent teacher. It was one of my best Saturdays for a long time, I came away inspired to do another course.'  - Margaret