august, 2022

2022wed03aug10:00 am4:00 pmWillow Weaving: Small Basket (SUMMER DAY SCHOOL)£90 - Make a small basket in a day on this practical day school Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Wednesday length of course: 1 day


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


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 day


Course details

Brief Description:

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at willow weaving? Come to this half-day event in Cambridge and learn weaving techniques to create a simple, small round basket using traditional basketry techniques.

First, you will create a round base, then stake up and weave a simple pattern, create a border and add a handle.

Relax and enjoy the therapeutic effects this craft promotes.

All materials will be provided. Pitch up on the day and go home with your masterpieces.

Small class sizes to ensure every learner has individual attention and help where needed.

Previous Experience and Knowledge needed?

No previous experience necessary but learners should be aware that basket work does require some strength in the hands.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Learn how to prepare willow for use.
  • Create a round base.
  • Complete a simple side weave.
  • Create a traditional wrapped 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. Feel welcome to bring a snack if desired.

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

Introduction to basketry or a follow on willow weaving course, look out for Christmas themed courses and longer courses coming up.

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 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



£90 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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