Basketmaker & Willowgrower

Courses run from 10am til 4pm  Tools, willow materials and lunch included.  



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Basket Making Courses for 2018 in Herefordshire

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Plant Support Course                               Saturday 28th April                FULL                               £75 (£30 deposit required)    


You will be able to make at least 2 plant supports on this 1 day course. These are suitable for use in flower borders, supporting sweet peas and runner beans, all made with locally grown willow. Suitable for beginners

Round Basket Course               Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June         FULL       £180 (£50 deposit required)    


This 2 day course will give you the opportunity to focus on cutting scalloms and fitching bases to make, for example, a round fruit basket or tray. Hoops will be provided. They both make fabulous gifts and are very useful in the kitchen. No experience necessary.

White Open Work Arm Top

Flower Basket or Trug Course          Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July          FULL                £180 (£50 deposit required)    


You will be able to make a flower basket or trug. The base of this basket is made without a block and is woven on a square frame using the scalloming technique to produce perfectly square corners with corner posts.  Finally, adding a double bow skeined handle.  Some experience necessary

Introductory Basket Making Course       Wednesday 12th    or     Sunday 16th September                £90 (£30 deposit required) 

                                                                    FULL                               3 PLACES LEFT

During h.Art Week we will offer a one day introductory course in basket making suitable for beginners.  An ideal day to find out if willow is for you.  You will be able to make a variety of objects using simple techniques. No experience necessary.

Plant Supports Fruit basket Flower Trug Small Round Tray - Version 2

Willow & Hazel Fence Panel Course                  Sunday 7th October           FULL              £100 (£50 deposit required)    


An opportunity to have a go at building a willow and hazel fence panel for your garden up to 5ft square. Useful for hiding or dividing garden areas. No experience necessary.


Fitched Oval Arm Basket Course             Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May        FULL                £180 (£50 deposit required)    

A chance to have a go at this lovely French way of building an openwork arm basket on an oval hoop. The course will cover hoop making, scallom cutting, fitching and fitting a bow handle. It will also be possible to include different designs within the arm basket as there are a few different ways of building the openwork technique. We will work with unstripped willow. Some experience necessary.