Basket Making Courses

About our courses…

Recharge yourself on our weekend course

I am very pleased to be able to offer this two day course. Participants 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.

Held in the lovely Parish Hall, Walnut Hill in Surlingham, Norfolk NR14 7AG (about four miles south of Norwich). I will provide tools and materials, tea and coffee and expert tuition. It is an enjoyable experience and you will learn a life long skill. 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 £140 per person. A £40 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

NEW dates for the new year  

15/16 January  fully booked

29/30 January     Fully booked

12/13 February  fully booked

26/27 February   Fully booked

12/13 March  3 places available

26/27 March  fully booked

23/24 April places available

7/8 May    8 places available

21/22 May places available

25/26 June places available

 In the event of any  Covid-19 regulations,local or national, that affect participation, courses will be postponed and participants will be able to book on a future course date if  places are available.

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

Aldefen Marshes Wild Camping

Wild Camping In Norfolk

Basket making course vouchers

A voucher for my basket making course makes a wonderful  present for that creative loved one. A voucher comes with a hand made card for presentation . 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 and I will post them to your home address.Vouchers must be used within six 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 £25 per person


“I just wanted to let you know how much I thoroughly enjoyed the course on Saturday – it was so great. I absolutely love my basket (everyone at home is v. impressed!!) and I though you were a fantastic teacher and leader – really skilled and engaging. The pace was pitched perfectly to allow all of us to practice and make progress on our baskets with plenty of support where necessary. AND loved the cakes…!

I am thrilled to have some basic basket making skills and hope to make more in the future.

I will recommend you to everyone!

Thanks so much for the wonderful day.”

– Anna

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! What an amazing day! I really enjoyed it. So proud of my apple basket. Can I come again and bring my two girls?

Thank you again!”

– Kathy

*Terms and conditions:

Vouchers to be used within 6 months of purchase (please note I have suspended this accounting requirement for the duration of the corona virus lockdown).

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.

Handmade Willow baskets from Norwich