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Blithfield Willowcrafts Courses 2018/2019

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.

Christmas courses run from 10am - 1pm

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

December 2019 View Dates >

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    Sunday 01 December 2019 - Crimbo Weaving
    £45.00

    On this festive course you'll make a variety of Christmas willow goodies including hearts, wreaths, christmas tree decorations and much more. Mulled wine and mince pies included. 10am till 1pm.

August 2020 View Dates >

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    Thursday 06 — Friday 07 August 2020 - Rope coil basketmaking
    £145.00

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

October 2020 View Dates >

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    Monday 12 — Friday 16 October 2020 - Skills week Oct 2020
    £395.00

    This course is designed to sharpen up your basketmaking skills. The course will revolve around a square cornered basket & either a Fishing creel, a fitched basket or a basket of your choosing. You choose 2 baskets to make during the week which incorporate key techniques you need in your basket making tool box. Techniques covered - scalloming, corner posts, partitions, bases, fastenings, hinges, lids, made to measure work, hoops, waling variations, fitching, square corner borders. Maximum 7 on the course. Need previous basketmaking experience.

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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