Blithfield Willowcrafts Courses 2018

I hold one or two day courses for beginners, intermediates and advanced basket makers.

I run workshops interntionally & throughout the U.K.

I also provide private tuition and vocational courses if you wish to take basket making to the next level. Please contact me to make an enquiry.

The courses start at 9:30 until 16:30 - tools, tea, coffee and ‘posh’ biscuits will be provided, please bring a packed lunch.

To BOOK please click on the course below. All courses are held at Admaston village Hall WS15 3NH

Alternatively if you wish to puchase a course as a gift, you can buy vouchers here

Upcoming Courses

May 2018 View Dates >

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    Thursday 24 — Friday 25 May 2018 - Fitched Shopper

    Learn how to make this traditional French style basket using all the traditional techniques & methods. Learn how to make a square framed base, scalloming, fitching to square borders and roped handles. A great basket to make. Must have basket making experience.

    Fully Booked

June 2018 View Dates >

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    Saturday 09 — Sunday 10 June 2018 - Rope coil basketmaking

    Over the 2 days you'll weave a basket using this unique technique. You'll learn how to shape the basket, packing and lots of tips to help your making in the future. Suitable for all.

    Fully Booked

August 2018 View Dates >

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    Friday 10 August 2018 - Basketmaking on a mold

    Make a round basket over a wooden mold. A great opportunity to learn the techniques involved in this traditional method of basketmaking. Although rare in this country it was often used to create repeatable shapes. Its a rewarding, interesting way to create basketry. Suitable for people who've made baskets before.

September 2018 View Dates >

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    Saturday 01 — Sunday 02 September 2018 - Basketmaking for all

    On this course you'll make a round basket using traditional English and French techniques. All the willow used is either Staffordshire or Somerset grown willow. Great for all abilities.

October 2018 View Dates >

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    Monday 08 — Friday 12 October 2018 - Skills Week

    This course is designed to sharpen up your basketmaking skills. The course will revolve around square work & fishing creels. I've chosen these 2 baskets which incorporate key techniques which you need in your basket making tool box. Techniques covered - scalloming, corner posts, bases, fastenings, hinges, made to measure work, hoops, waling variations, lids, partitions, square corner borders. Maximum 6 on the course. Need previous basketmaking experience.

    Fully Booked

All courses will be held at Admaston Village Hall WS15 3NH situated in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside overlooking Blithfield Reservoir. Minimum of 4 students per course, should there be insufficient numbers the course will be canceled 3 weeks in advance & students notified via email.

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