april, 2023

2023mon03apr(apr 3)10:00 amtue04(apr 4)4:00 pmWillow Weaving: Asymmetric Basket (EASTER SCHOOL) £172 - Make a basket over the two daysColeridge Community CollegeDay:Monday,Tuesday length of course: 2 days


3 (Monday) 10:00 am - 4 (Tuesday) 4:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

2 days


Course details

Brief Description:

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at willow weaving? Come to this weekend in Cambridge and learn weaving techniques to create an asymmetric basket using traditional basketry techniques.

This two day workshop is suitable for those with some previous weaving experience.   You will learn how to weave a contemporary round based willow basket, how to select appropriate material for the basket and be guided through each stage of the basket making process to create a contemporary asymmetric basket

Previous Experience and Knowledge needed?

Some previous weaving experience would be beneficial.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Create a circular base, add upright stakes and the upsett
  • Weaving the sides using traditional weaving patterns: French randing, English randing and double French randing and a double zig zag weave.
  • Creating a staggered border
  • Preparing and installing a wooden handle

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 each day

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

Look out for follow on willow weaving course, or Christmas themed courses and longer courses..

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. https://adultlearning.education/adult-learn-train/courses-2/
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sunday’s, 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



£172 – To book a place on this course 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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