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Basketry Day Course


Basketry Day Course

£95.00

Course Location: Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Bedfordshire

Course Time: 09.30-16.30

Course Duration: 1 day

Course size: 10

Course Age Range: 18+

Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days) / 07843 064114 (Out of hours)

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Basketry Day Course

Join our experienced instructors for the day as they guide you through the process of creating your own wicker basket.

During the day you will be coached through the various steps involved in producing a woven willow basket with the aim being that you take home your creation.

We will cover various types of weave, different starting patterns and how to effect a rim to your basket as well s looking at adding handles.

The morning will be spent bringing you up to speed on the anatomy and structure of the material you are using along with advice on where to source materials for weaving including alternative woodland/ hedgerow foraged materials.

Once you have created a base to your basket we progress into weaving the side walls before locking them in with a rim and finally a handle can be added. We aim to break for lunch between 12:30 and 13:00 in the afternoon.

We have run many willow weaving workshops over the years producing hundreds of fantastic baskets alongside our customers now we are offering a full day to get to grips with weaving and basketry.

Weaving with willow is a very satisfying craft and here you gain the opportunity to relax and learn at one of our stunning woodland venues around the camp fire.

We operate from a basic woodland venue with rustic furniture around the camp fire so do feel free to bring along additional items for your comfort throughout the day and download our recommended kit list for additional advice. 

There will be hot and cold water for drinks and a base camp style toilet for your comfort. This is a non catered course and so you will need to bring along a packed lunch and snacks.

All ages welcome but under 18's must be in attendance with a parent or guardian.

  • Belvoir Estate- Leicestershire

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    With very kind permission of the Duke and Dutchess of Rutland, our courses here are set within the stunning private 16000 acre Belvoir Castle estate boasting truly beautiful areas of ancient woodland.

    The venue is located just outside the village of Nipton in rural Leicestershire around 6 miles west of Grantham. Our main base is set within a remote 400 Acre solid block of Woodlands, with no road noise or light pollution, and with access to the wider Estate. With 31 of the 32 species of native trees the canopy is simply stunning, and the vast acreage provides us with plenty of scope for renewable resources. As you would expect, there is an abundance of wildlife and flora.

    We operate all of our courses here for individuals to book on to, including our Woodland Ways Weekend, we also offer private bookings, school bookings, stag do's and corporate events. Toilet facilities are provided by means of composting toilets and there are central covered teaching area's within the woodlands comprising of timber and canvas structures.

    If arriving for a course please do not head to the Castle, in order to protect the privacy of the family. Please ensure when travelling to the venue you use the directions and not rely on Sat Nav in order to prevent getting lost.


This course can be purchased as an 18 month voucher, to book online choose "18 month voucher" from the options above and we will email the details over to you. Alternatively if you are purchasing this course as a gift we can post you a full colour gift presentation pack for just £4.25, just choose posted instead of emailed delivery option. Or contact us by phone to make the arrangements.

Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days) / 07843 064114 (Out of hours)

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