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Blithfield Willowcrafts Courses 2017/2018

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

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

November 2017 View Dates >

  • Friday 24 November 2017 - Crimbo Weaving
    £35.00

    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.

    Fully Booked
  • Saturday 25 November 2017 - Crimbo weaving
    £35.00

    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.

    Fully Booked

February 2018 View Dates >

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    Saturday 17 February 2018 - Basketmaking for all
    £75.00

    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.

    Fully Booked
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    Sunday 18 February 2018 - Basketmaking for all
    £75.00

    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.

March 2018 View Dates >

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    Saturday 17 — Sunday 18 March 2018 - Square Hamper 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, ties, hinges, square borders and many more tips. 9.30am - 5.30pm

May 2018 View Dates >

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    Thursday 24 — Friday 25 May 2018 - Fitched Shopper
    £145.00

    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.

June 2018 View Dates >

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    Saturday 09 — Sunday 10 June 2018 - 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, 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
    £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.

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.

All courses will be held at Admaston Village Hall WS15 3NH situated in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside overlooking Blithfield Reservoir.

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