Beginner's Willow Round Basket


RHS Garden Rosemoor, EX38 8PH

RHS Garden Rosemoor, EX38 8PH


Great Torrington Rosemoor
EX38 8PH


RHS Garden Rosemoor


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  • Course running time

    Saturday 20 April 2024, 9.15am–5.45pm

  • Skill level


  • Subject


  • Topic

    Willow weaving

If you've ever wanted to make a willow basket but have not known how to start, this lovely round basket, great for a small shopping trip, is the perfect project. Created especially for beginners, you will learn some traditional English techniques and use willow grown on the Somerset Levels to create your own basket. At the end of the day, you will be able to take home your completed round basket!

With over a decade of teaching experience, full time basketmaker Sarah Le Breton is incredibly passionate about sharing her heritage craft. As well as making a lovely and useful basket today, Sarah's aim is to enthuse, energise and inspire you.

When not teaching, Sarah can be found in her workshop in Mid-Devon, handcrafting work that marries heritage basket forms and traditional English techniques with innovative ideaas, creating stylish products fpr modern living.

Please bring with you:

  • Your booking reference number
  • A notebook and pencil to make notes
  • Camera (or mobile phone for photos)
  • Secateurs
  • Gloves if you wish to wear them

Please wear old clothes and layers. Willow work is very active and you might get quite warm.

  • To gain the most from this workshop, a good level of mobility as well as finger dexterity and hand strength is essential. 

All materials provided. Lunch and refreshments included.

Tutor: Sarah Le Breton

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