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Blithfield Willowcrafts Courses 2017

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.

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. 

Upcoming Courses

April 2017 View Dates >

  • Saturday 08 April 2017 - Garden Course
    £85.00

    On the garden course you'll learn how to make plant supports, sunflowers, dragonflies and much more, to make your garden summer ready.

June 2017 View Dates >

  • Saturday 03 — Sunday 04 June 2017 - Rope coil basketmaking
    £140.00

    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.

July 2017 View Dates >

  • Saturday 29 — Sunday 30 July 2017 - Square Hamper workshop
    £145.00

    This is designed at makers with experience who are looking to develop there skills further. The square hamper course will incorporate lots of different techniques from end post corners, flush lids, ties, hinges, square borders and many more tips.

August 2017 View Dates >

  • Thursday 03 — Friday 04 August 2017 - Frame Basket Making
    £140.00

    On this course you'll make an oval frame basket with handle using local freshly coppiced hazel for the handle and frame with beautiful natural willow for the weave. You'll learn how to split the hazel & shave to size using a shave horse & draw knife, shaping the materials as well as the best techniques in weaving a frame basket. Great for all abilities.

September 2017 View Dates >

  • Saturday 02 — Sunday 03 September 2017 - Basketmaking for all
    £140.00

    On this course you'll make a round basket using traditional English and French techniques on day 1. Day 2 you'll create an oval or round basket with a handle/s. All the willow used is either Staffordshire or Somerset grown. Great for all abilities.

October 2017 View Dates >

  • Saturday 21 October 2017 - 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

November 2017 View Dates >

  • 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.

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