Menu

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

January 2019 View Dates >

  • Img_3519
    Monday 28 — Friday 01 February 2019 - Skills Week
    £395.00

    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

February 2019 View Dates >

  • Img_4727
    Thursday 07 — Friday 08 February 2019 - Vegetable Hod
    £145.00

    Learn this fascinating traditional basket. This was designed to keep the vegetables dark & aerated whilst you're always taking the old items first. It incorporates lots of interesting techniques including the unusual open mouth.

June 2019 View Dates >

  • Img_4257
    Thursday 06 — Friday 07 June 2019 - Baskodenn Workshop
    £145.00

    On this workshop you'll learn how to make 2 sizes of this traditional 'Brittany sardine measure' basket. The techniques involved are very unique compared to traditional stake & strand baskets as you start building it upside down. Suitable for all.

August 2019 View Dates >

  • Img_6516
    Saturday 31 — Sunday 01 September 2019 - Basketmaking for all
    £140.00

    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 2019 View Dates >

  • Img_2269
    Monday 07 — Friday 11 October 2019 - Skills week Oct 2019
    £395.00

    This course is designed to sharpen up your basketmaking skills. The course will revolve around a square work lunchbox hamper & a Moses basket. 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, lids, made to measure work, hoops, waling variations, fitching, square corner borders. Maximum 7 on the course. Need previous basketmaking experience.

  • Img_2841
    Thursday 24 — Friday 25 October 2019 - 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.

December 2019 View Dates >

  • 14650125_1315269951846738_1756995774116471069_n
    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.

  • 14650125_1315269951846738_1756995774116471069_n
    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.

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.

Sign up to the mailing list

Sign up to the newsletter for updates on new products, courses and events.