Full Day Courses

These courses are for absolute beginners and for people 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?

  • Step-by-step guidance from the start of choosing your base sticks until the finished product;
  • Examples of what you could make at this course are a fruit bowl or bread basket with integrated handles on either side, or you could make a contemporary vessel.
  • As you are using your head, heart and hands, bringing body and mind back in sync, you are in the moment and regrounding.
  • Working in a group allows you to share experiences, bounce off ideas; a great way to build new friendships.
  • Upon booking your course, you can opt to take part in a survey for me to get an idea of what you expect from your course, and to make sure I’m still relevant.

What is included?

  • All materials (willow, rattan, rush 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.

I suggest for people to bring a packed lunch. However, should the course be held at Kench Hill Charity, then a hearty lunch can be provided upon request for an additional £5.

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

Basket Making for Beginners – Full Day Course | 04.09.22

Course Date: Sunday 4 September 2022 Location: King John's Nursery, Etchingham 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? A relaxed time,

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Introduction to Basketry – Vessels Old and New – Full Day Course | 27.08.2022

Course Date: Saturday 27th August 2022 Location: Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden 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

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Basket Making for Beginners – Full Day Course | 10.07.22 FULLY BOOKED

Course Date: Sunday 10th July 2022 FULLY BOOKED Location: King John's Nursery, Etchingham 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? A

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