Willow Basket Making for Beginners

wsb_basket1Duration: 1 full day

Location: Merthyr Mawr Estate, Bridgend, South Wales.

Course Detail: Basketry is one of the most useful, most beautiful and most varied crafts. As well as being a joy to make; Baskets are practical and often essential for many Bushcraft activities.

The timeless craft of basketry can sometimes seem daunting to the untrained eyes and hands. This course has been designed to guide total beginners step by step through each stage of the basket making process making it easy to understand.

Participants will each make their own baskets learning the fundamental weaving techniques along the way. This course is appropriately taught in a peaceful woodland environment.

  • Choosing the right Willow
  • Preparation of materials
  • What tools and how to use
  • Various weaving techniques
  • Weaving the base, Sides, borders and rim to finish
  • Learning hands-on everything you need to know to get started with this diverse craft.

Cost: Adults £65 per person
Children between 10-15yrs £55 per child
(no younger than 10yrs)
One to one: £150.


Discount is available for larger group bookings.

We can design and deliver a wide range of courses to meet specific requirements – tailor made courses can be organised on request.