Full Day Courses

These courses are for absolute beginners and for those who’ve made a basket or two. Have a browse through the books I will be bringing in and have a closer look at my baskets; how they’re made and different techniques and how they work with the different (combinations of) materials.

It’s a fantastic day to spend with friends, but also really great to be with like-minded people you’ve not met before.

What can I expect?

·     A relaxed time, immersing yourself in being creative with natural materials in a tranquil setting;
·     An object made out of flexible, slender basketry willow;
·     Step-by-step, easy to follow guidance from start to finish;
·     You will learn ancient basketry techniques used by professional basketmakers and will explore ways of adopting these to other projects;
·     Find out about cultivation and preparation of willow, hedgerow, rush and rattan;
·     Learn how to use tools provided and what to use if you don’t have specific basketry tools at home;
·     Your lovely item is made from 100% sustainable materials, the ethical, eco-friendly way; and
·     All willow, use of tools, teas, coffees, fruit and cakes are included. I advise people to bring a packed lunch in cases where the venue doesn’t cater for it. Where they do, lunch can be booked a week in advance of the course.

What is included?

  • All materials (willow, rattan or hedgerow, dependent on the course type);
  • Use of tools (if you don’t like using your own, I will have ample tools for everyone);
  • Teas, coffees, cakes and fruit for when we get peckish.

Is this for me?

Over the years, people with disabilities, or who had arthritis, were still able to weave a basket. Not quite sure about your abilities, then just get in touch and together we will assess and decide whether it’s for you.

Location

I try to organise the courses in rural locations; on smallholdings and forest school areas, for instance, so we have the full benefit of nature around us to fully reconnect and rewild.

Please contact me prior to booking, if you feel your course may need to be tweaked to your abilities, or if you’d like a more tailored experience.

There is a maximum of six and a minimum of four participants per course. Should the minimum not have been reached, then you will be emailed.

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The range of full day courses include:

Upcoming Full Day Courses

Willow or Rattan Lampshade – Day Course in Tenterden | 27.09.24

Course Date: Friday 27 September 2024 Location: Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6TH These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who've made a basket or two. Teenagers from the age of 12 are also able to take part. Weaving with natural materials is very therapeutic, as you are using head, heart and hands, bringing body and mind back in sync.

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£110.00
Basket Making for Beginners and Improvers – Full Day Course in Tenterden | 27.09.24

Course Date: Friday 27 September 2024 Location: Cowshed Workshop, St. Michael's, Tenterden, TN30 6TH These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who've made a basket or two. They are held in a tranquil setting with nature all around us to fully reconnect and rewind. Full-day courses are £110, start at 09:30 and finish around 17:30.   What Can I Expect?

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£110.00
Plant Supports (Obelisk and Cloche) – Day Course in Winchelsea | 22.05.24

Course Date: Wednesday 22 May 2024 Location: Winchelsea New Hall, Rectory Lane, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4AA These courses are for absolute beginners and improvers. They are held in a tranquil setting with nature all around us to fully reconnect and rewind. These day courses are £130, start at 10:30 and finish around 17:00. Get immersed in nature around you while weaving an

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£130.00
Basket Making for Beginners and Improvers – Full Day Course in Etchingham | 04.07.24

Course Date: Thursday 4th July 2024 Location: King John’s Nursery, Etchingham, TN19 7AZ These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who've made a basket or two. They are held in a tranquil setting with nature all around us to fully reconnect and rewind. During this full-on course, we start at 09:30 and finish around 17:30.   What can I Expect?

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£110.00
Plant Supports (Obelisk and Cloche) – Day Course at Penhurst Retreat Centre | 25.05.24 FULLY BOOKED

Course Date: Saturday 25 May 2024 Location: Penhurst Retreat Centre Charitable Trust, The Manor House, Penhurst, East Sussex, TN33 9QP Get immersed in nature around you while weaving an obelisk and cloche and learning age-old basketry techniques. Go for a tailored course and experience it with friends. Great for body and soul! These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who’ve

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£130.00
Basket Making for Beginners and Improvers – Full-day Course at Penhurst Retreat Centre | 25.05.24

Course Date: Saturday 25 May 2024 Location: Penhurst Retreat Centre Charitable Trust, The Manor House, Penhurst, East Sussex, TN33 9QP These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who've made a basket or two. They are held in a tranquil setting with nature all around us to fully reconnect and rewind. Full-day courses are £130, start at 09:30 and finish around

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Willow or Rattan Lampshade – Day Course in Lewes | 29.06.24

Course Date: Saturday 29 June 2024 Location: Paddock Art Studios, Paddock Lane, Lewes, BN7 1TW These courses are for absolute beginners and improvers. They are held in a tranquil setting with nature all around us to fully reconnect and rewind. Full-day courses are £130, start at 10:30 and finish around 17:00.   What can I Expect? A relaxed time, immersing yourself in

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Basket Making for Beginners – Full Day Course in Lewes | 29.06.24

Course Date: Saturday 29 June 2024 Location: Paddock Art Studios, Paddock Lane, Lewes, BN7 1TW These courses are for absolute beginners and improvers. They are held in a tranquil setting with nature all around us to fully reconnect and rewind. Full-day courses are £130, start at 09:30 and finish around 17:30.   What can I Expect? A relaxed time, immersing yourself in

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£130.00
Basket Making for Beginners – Voucher for Full Day Course 2024

Course: Voucher to be used for any type of day course and any location, or for a basket of their choice.   About the Voucher:  These vouchers are for courses for absolute beginners and for people who've made a basket or two. Courses are held in a tranquil setting with nature all around us to fully reconnect and rewind. Full-day courses are

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£110.00
Basket Making for Beginners – Private Course | Date of your Choice

Course Date: Of your Choice Location: Of your Choice These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who'd like to experiment with different shapes. The materials are all carefully selected for what we’ll make; a traditional dish, showing you quite a structured, methodical way of working, and a contemporary vessel, which gives you an opportunity to create something that is more

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£600.00