Basket Making Courses

About our courses…

Recharge and rejuvenate yourself on this therapeutic weekend course

For over a decade now I have shared the secrets and magic of English Willow Basketry on this two day course. Discover for yourself the elegant and beautiful techniques that turn simple sticks of willow into  timeless pieces of wonder.

As a participant you will spend a pleasant therapeutic weekend learning how to make a round shopping basket with a roped handle and a bread basket to take home and keep. I try to create a holistic approach to basketry incorporating breathing and mindfulness to create an immersive experience. Basketry is philosophy and I hope you will leave the weekend feeling a little lighter and more joyful.

Held in the lovely Parish Hall, Walnut Hill in Surlingham, Norfolk NR14 7AG  which is about four miles south of the historic City of  Norwich and its many attractions.

I will provide tools and materials, tea and coffee and expert tuition. It is an enjoyable and rewarding  experience and you will help maintain a heritage craft. We commence 9.30 and finish around 4pm each day.

For those that have already attended a course there is the opportunity to learn how to make a small log basket with under foot base and twisted handles.

Price is £160 per person. A £60 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place with the balance payable 2 weeks prior to the event.

You can also buy a course as a gift voucher at my online shop as the perfect gift for that creative loved one*.

To book a place or for further information please email or call 07948977104

Upcoming Dates 

27/28 July – last few places available

28/29 Sept

12/13 Oct

If you’d like to stay in the area there are a number of b&b’s and campsites available in the surrounding area or in the nearby wonderful city of Norwich. I particularly recommend

Pottles Barn B & B

Church Farm B & B, The Street, Norton Subcourse Norwich NR14 6RS

Aldefen Marshes Wild Camping

Basket making course vouchers

A voucher for my basket making course makes a wonderful  present for that creative loved one. There are a range of dates listed above  and the recipient needs just to choose a date, email me to book a place, and they can enjoy a day learning the wonders of basket making with me and Willow the dog.
Vouchers can be purchased from my online shop or from my stall. Vouchers must be used within twelve months of purchase (unless no places are available on advertised courses).

Group bookings and short courses

Recharge the team

Therapeutic, creative, mindful. You can book me for the day to teach your team to make a basket (10 people).

Price £75 per person

I can also provide a short course for up to 15 people making a catalan hedgerow tray. The course lasts two hours and participants learn a life long skill easily replicated at home using materials cut from the hedgerows. You just need to provide the venue.

Price £30 per person


*Terms and conditions:

Vouchers to be used within 12 months of purchase.

Vouchers are not transferable

Book a date from the available dates on the website. Once booked, two weeks notice is required for cancellation and only if a replacement participant can be found, otherwise the voucher is deemed spent.