• Starts 1 Mar 2023
  • 510 British pounds

Available spots

Workshop Details

DATES: All 5 Wednesdays in March - 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th TIMES: 10:00am - 2:30pm Refreshments and cake as well as delicious homemade lunch is included each day. Come and join Karen and me at Reef House to learn the skills and therapeutic benefits of basketry. This five week course will cover basic willow basketry techniques which will allow you to create two basic round baskets over the five weeks and learn the skills to make many more in the future. Each session will contain lots of demonstrations and tips to help you create round willow baskets. There will be information given on how to purchase, grow, store, prepare and weave with willow. We will cover basic terminology, techniques and a look at tools used for basketry. You will learn how to select willow to create basket bases, uprights, side weaves and handles. You will have a range of willows to choose from, which gives plenty of colour variations and different thicknesses to create a range of effects. You will learn how to control the shape of the baskets and use different weaving techniques to create the sides. The course is designed to let you weave at your own pace and the groups are small to ensure you get plenty of 1:1 time. Basketry is a very therapeutic activity which can help you relax and focus on creating something with your hands. It is one of the oldest form of craft and possibly the only one that can be done by hand. This 5 week course would be a great 'next step' after the introduction to willow weaving workshop but this is not essential as this course is open to beginners. All materials will be provided. PAYMENT OPTIONS: Please note that this booking is FOR £140 DEPOSIT ONLY towards the workshop. You will be sent an invoice for the remanning balance in 2 instalments in January and February (or at a date that suits you) If you would rather pay in full in one go then do email me directly and I will send you an invoice for the full amount.

Cancellation Policy

Terms and conditions Cancellation : *More than 6 weeks before course commences - refund minus 10% admin fee. *Less than 6 weeks before course commences - refund minus 10% admin fee ONLY if your place can be filled *Less than 14 days before course commences - no refund but a credit towards future courses at Reef House, minus 20% admin fee

Contact Details

  • Back Lane, Blakeney, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7NR, UK