august, 2025

2025thu07aug10:00 am4:00 pmWillow Basketry (AUGUST SUMMER SCHOOL) £120 - weave pliable willow into a basket with expert tuitionColeridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 1 day


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 day


Course details

Brief Description:

Enjoy the art basketry in this one day workshop and learn how to make a frame baskets using a variety of willows. You will be able to choose from a range of colours to make your basket unique.(of weaving pliable willow into three-dimensional objects.)

This workshop will teach you how to make a small frame willow basket. You will learn a variety of weaving techniques and be encouraged to design your own basket, choosing from a range of willows,( weaving styles and basket sizes.)

Enjoy expert tuition in a relaxed and fun environment.

Previous Experience and Knowledge needed?


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn some basketry weaving techniques.
  • Learn how to prepare willow for weaving.
  • Complete one willow basket of your own design.

Extra costs of the course?

None – all materials are included in the cost.

For the first session you will need to bring:

A notepad and pen. Please also bring a packed lunch.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Willow basketry workshops, frame basketry, obelisk, birdfeeders. 

The Adult Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.

Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sundays, you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.



£120 – To book a place on this course and pay by card, please call the office on 01223 712340


Karen BekKaren is a basketmaker and willow weaver from Norfolk. Her work uses natural materials and focuses on the therapeutic nature of the craft.

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