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)
Basketry Day CourseJoin 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
All ages welcome but under 18's must be in attendance with a parent or guardian.
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Nestling on the banks of the River Thames we have sole access to a 250 Acre Private Woodlands just outside the Village of Appleton, in Oxfordshire. With 125 Acres designated as SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) there is an abundance of flora and fauna. With a mixed canopy throughout the woodlands and a mosaic of habitats this woodlands provides us with amazing resources, with Oak, Ash, Beech, Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Cherry, Blackthorn and more. We have resident populations of Muntjac, Roe and Fallow Deer. Plus a huge variety of other fauna with almost daily sightings of Stoat, Tawny Owl, Buzzard, Red Kite and so much more. 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 available my means of composting toilets and a portaloo. There are central covered teaching area's within the woodlands comprising of timber and canvas structures.
This wonderful wonderful woodlands is situated within 45 minutes of West London and the local train station (Oxford) is less than a 15 minute cab ride away. 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)
We’re happy to take course bookings and payments over the phone. Simply give us a call and we’ll place the booking for you before emailing through confirmation. Alternatively, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll call you back.
If your course booking is for a gift, no problem, just let us know at the time of booking and we’ll email you a personalised gift certificate or 18-month voucher to print at home. Or, for a small supplement, we’ll print out a gift pack and pop it in the post for you.