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Wild Basket Weaving – with willow and foraged materials

Location: Rocks Park Scout Hut, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2AS

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019, 11.30 am - 5.30 pm


Create a weaved basket utilising green and brown willow and natural materials gathered from forest and Downland walks, hedgerows and the garden.

No previous knowledge or experience needed for this workshop which will be held on Friday, February 1, from 11.30am to 5.30pm.

You will learn through tutor demonstration and one-to-one support:

  • To identify a range of different materials to create weaved baskets
  • How to cut willow correctly and create a weaved base for the basket
  • A variety of weaved processes to create a basket
  • How to create a handle and decorative edge to the basket.

Bring with you to the first session:

  • A note book and pen/pencil,
  • secateurs (sharp),
  • craft knife,
  • wooden clothes pegs and string,
  • flat stone or metal weight (kitchen scale weight, heavy),
  • plant sprayer,
  • a fine screwdriver,
  • metal skewer or No 6/ No8 knitting needle,
  • long ruler.

Any dog wood from garden/bright stems Cornus alba Siberica

The workshop will cost £52 and £17 for willow to create a basket.

To avoid unnecessary cost please do not purchase any materials or text books until you are certain that your course will run. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date.

** Please note that lunch is not provided. Students are asked to bring a packed lunch as refreshments are not provided at the venue. **

Adult College for Rural East Sussex

Contact Details

Adult College for Rural East Sussex

01825 761820

£52 plus £17 for materials