april, 2023

2023sat29apr(apr 29)10:00 amsun30(apr 30)4:00 pmWillow Weaving: Round Basket (APRIL WEEKEND) FULL£172 - Make a basket over this practical weekendColeridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday,Sunday length of course: 2 days


29 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 30 (Sunday) 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 a medium, round basket using traditional basketry techniques.

The two day basketry course will teach you how to weave a medium sized round basket using willow.  You will learn how to prepare willow for weaving, how to purchase supplies and how to grow your own willow.

This course will cover making a round base using a pairing weave, staking up, weaving an upsett, weaving the sides using traditional techniques and adding a border and handle.

You will learn a variety of weaves including French and English Randing, three rod wale and a rod border.

Previous Experience and Knowledge needed?

Some weaving experience is useful but not essential.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Learn more about using willow to create functional and decorative baskets.
  • Learn about the materials, preparation and tools required to make a basket.
  • Create a round basket.

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, look out for 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 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



£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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