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Saturday 23rd March 

Willow Basket Making

Join us at Canopy Forest School for a day of wellbeing and creativity and learn more about the traditional craft of basketry.  This class will be aimed at beginners and our leaders will teach you step by step how to make your own unique and useful basket from locally-grown, natural willow.  Learn how to make a round basket base using traditional ‘stake and strand’ techniques before adding uprights and weaving the sides of your basket using a 3-rod wale. To complete your basket, you will create a simple trac-border and be shown how to add a willow handle. 

This class will be a whole day course, a lunch will be provided and snacks and hot drinks will be available all day along with an open roaring camp fire.

Straw Basket
Making a Basket

Course Information

Knowledge required

Suitable for beginners

What you'll get

  • All the materials you need to make your own basket

  • Snacks.

  • Unlimited coffee and tea.

  • Lunch

What to bring

Warm clothing as the session will take place outside. A consent form will also need to be filled out prior to the session.



Chandler's Ford Infant School,  Kings Rd, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2EY


10.00 o'clock-3.00pm 


£60 per person including snacks/drinks lunch and equipment or £70 for two people to work on one basket.

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