Introduction to Willow Weaving

Introduction to Willow Weaving


A One Day Course



This course is a practical introduction to basic willow weaving skills and techniques. You will become familiar with using willow and make a couple of functional items to take home. 



Course Programme:
9.30am - 4.30pm


What To Expect:



Following an introduction to the material, tools and some basketry terms, we will spend the morning making a ‘Tension Tray’ or ‘Catalan Platter’.

Short demonstrations will be followed by the opportunity to have a go yourself.

Skills covered will include: making hoops, selecting appropriate material; cutting with secateurs; randing and pairing weave; binding.



We will further our newfound skills of manipulating willow and create a boat-shaped basket suitable for displaying fruit, nuts etc. as a decorative centrepiece.

Again we will watch a demonstration, discuss the method and select appropriate materials to have a go ourselves.

Once more we will practice randing, packing and binding.


What to expect:

A fun, practical day learning willow weaving skills. 

You will be able to take home both woven items that you make.

Willow weaving requires some strength and dexterity in the hands and course participants should be aware that sharp tools will be used and some activities will require reasonable physical input.  Stout footwear must be worn (no open-toed shoes please).

Some tools will also be available to share.

What To Bring:
It is helpful if you can bring your own secateurs and a sharp knife suitable for wood if you have one. Tools to share will be provided.

Please arrive at 15 mins before the start of the course for a prompt start


Cancellation Policy:

To ensure all attendees get the best experience from their training we only run our courses in small groups. 

We therefore have to operate with a strict cancellation policy:  Refunds or booking transfers are not given for cancellations made within 2 weeks of the course.  If a cancellation is made with more than 2 weeks notice but within 6 weeks of the course date then we will try to re-sell your tickets if we are successful then a refund will be issued for the full amount less a £10 administration fee.  If a cancellation is made with more than 6 weeks notice then a full refund will be issued.


Course Tutors:  

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An Introduction to Willow Weaving with Emma Purcell - Sun 4th September 2022

An Introduction to Willoweaving - a willow weaving training course


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