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Log Bottomed Willow Kindling Basket

24 January 2024 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm GMT




The perfect introduction to basketry & you will go home with an elegant basket made from beautiful willow & incorporating interesting traditional/contemporary weaves.

Working from a log section bottom the difficult job of ‘upsetting’ (putting in the upright stakes evenly spaced) the basket is already done for you. You will spend the day learning weaves & finish off with a chunky border. Handle holes or hazel handle may be attached if you wish. An easy start to learning the traditional craft of basketry. Please note for those who work at a slower pace there will be a simpler version of the weave/border.

Please note that this workshops assumes that you are able to move around the room/stand for periods of time & have good mobility in your hands/fingers. Should you need any assistance with this or need adaptations before the workshop please make us aware.


About the Tutor

Rachel is a professionally qualified teacher, willow basket, stained glass & natural cosmetics maker. She specialises in producing practical items from plants & willows foraged, coppiced, or grown for their specific properties. A lover of all things natural she also works as a woodland ranger in Sheffield. Rachel regularly exhibits/demonstrates at large events nationally & teaches for a number of organisations including the RHS & Musgrove Willows.


Timetable of the day

09:30     A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with refreshments
10:00     Introduction to willow weaving
11:00     Coffee will be served
13:00.    Delicious homemade, lunch in the refectory
14:00     Continue making your basket
15.15     Refreshments
16:30     Workshop ends but, you can take your creations home!


What is included?

  • All materials & tools
  • Aprons are provided for the day if required
  • Refreshments & a delicious lunch
  • Free onsite car parking
  • The most important bit, your very own creations to take home

What do I need to bring?

  • Glasses (if you need them for close-up work)
  • Notebook & pen if you wish to make notes but e-notes & links will be sent after the workshop

Experience level

We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to enthusiastic professionals.


24 January 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm GMT
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Toolerstone House
Norley Road
Sandiway, Cheshire CW8 2JN United Kingdom
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Log Bottomed Willow Kindling Basket
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