Workshops – Coronavirus update 2021

2022 Update – I am considering returning to teaching outside, please get in touch if you have any ideas.

Please don’t ask to make a basket with me in a day, if there is one thing I have learned it really isn’t possible to make an excellent basket following the English Basket Tradition in one day (or even the celtic frame come to that). I have, however, recently devised a one day frame basket course, so if that is really what you want have a look below for dates and venues.

From 2020 I have been scaling down operations to focus more closely on my own work and development, but I’m always happy to talk through any ideas or aspirations you may have, do get in touch.

There follows a description of the kind of workshops I have delivered in the past.

What will you learn?
‘Getting to grips with willow’: A good beginners workshop, suitable also for those who want to produce a range of articles, can be half or full day. Through making some simple objects, shown below, participants will have hands on experience with willow and will learn some useful techniques Hearts, Fish, Birdfeeders

Hens: Full day: Hens and other bipeds use willow to craft your own hen or other two legged creation from fresh willow where possible or brown willow.

Obelisks: A full day making a plant support for the garden using basketry techniques. There will usually be time to make a dragonfly or two from the left overs. We will use fresh willow where possible.

Frame basket: Full day: A one day workshop in which participants can make a simple Hoop and Rib Frame basket without a handle.



‘Christmas Willow’
Will include a bevy of delights to get you in the Christmas mood, Angels, trees, stars, garlands and the occasional reindeer! More details to follow.