february, 2024

2024sun11feb10:00 am4:00 pmWillow Weaving: Garden Obelisk (FEBRUARY DAY SCHOOL)£89 - learn the basics of willow weaving to create a stunning object for the gardenColeridge Community CollegeDay:Sunday length of course: 2 days


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


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

2 days


Course details

Brief Description:

Enjoy the art of weaving pliable willow into three-dimensional objects. 

This workshop will teach you how to make a willow obelisk for the garden.  You will learn how to make this plant support using a few basketry techniques.  It can be woven between 4ft and 6ft tall.

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 basic willow weaving techniques
  • Learn how to grow and prepare willow for weaving
  • Make one obelisk

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 and something soft to kneel on! A packed lunch.

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

Willow basketry workshops, frame basketry, 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.
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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.




£89 – 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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