Flat-bottomed Willow Basket Making

Flat-bottomed Willow Basket Making


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Learn to create willow baskets using the stake and strand technique and make your own beautiful willow basket.

Expert teacher and basket maker Pippa Scott will show you how to make a traditional round basket during this day long course. An ancient and fascinating skill, willow basket making is an addictive hobby.

Key information

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Date: Saturday 6 November 2021
  • Start and finish times: starts at 10am and ends at 5pm
  • Fees: £65
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, lunch
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What you will learn

Learn to create beautiful and practical baskets using the traditional Stake and Strand technique. You’ll first weave a base, then attach stakes to create the sides. Once the sides are woven, these stakes are then used to create the border at the top.

Throughout history, strong containers have been needed for all aspects of everyday life and the combination of lightness and strength make willow an ideal natural material to work with, using simple and non-specialist tools. During the course you’ll discover the wonderful nature of willow, learning about the growth, harvesting and preparation of this plant.

This course complements July’s Making Frame Baskets.

Meet your tutor

Pippa is a member of the Basketmakers Association, and began willow basket-making in 1987, gradually moving on to sculptures, larger structures for gardens and growing her own willow for weaving. Pippa’s endless enthusiasm for the subject is highly infectious, making her classes enjoyable for people of all ages and experience.

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