Willow Frame Basket Workshop with Chris Baxter

Make a simple frame basket using willow and an ancient method.  The hoop and rib style of basketry is one of the earliest examples of basketry and differs in style from culture to culture.  In this workshop the techniques required to make a frame basket from scratch will be taught – you will make one basket, size will be determined by you and the materials.  Once completed you will be able to make further baskets from easily accessible materials from your garden and hedgerow.

Full instruction along with materials and tools will be provided by Chris and guidance will be given for future material gathering.

Cost: £70.00 includes all tuition, tools and materials, as well as tea or coffee and cake (please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements upon booking).  Please note, this is a full day’s workshop, so you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch, but we also have a number of local cafes and are able to offer a 10% to workshop attendees wishing to purchase food from our neighbours at Blend.

If you would prefer to pay by cheque or bank transfer please let us know by email.

Cut-off for bookings 10 days’ prior to date to ensure preparation of the materials.
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.
Children aged 10+ welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult