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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.

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

August 2018 View Dates >

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    Friday 10 August 2018 - Basketmaking on a mold
    £80.00

    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.

    Fully Booked

September 2018 View Dates >

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    Saturday 01 — Sunday 02 September 2018 - 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 2018 View Dates >

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    Monday 08 — Friday 12 October 2018 - 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

November 2018 View Dates >

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    Thursday 22 — Friday 23 November 2018 - Square basket workshop
    £145.00

    This is designed at makers with experience who are looking to develop there skills further. The square work course will incorporate lots of different techniques from end post corners, square borders and many more tips. 9.30am - 5.30pm

  • Friday 30 November 2018 - 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.

December 2018 View Dates >

  • Saturday 01 December 2018 - 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.

January 2019 View Dates >

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    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.

February 2019 View Dates >

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    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.

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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