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An Introduction to Basket Making
An Introduction to Basket Making

Wed, 04 Sept


Arkade Studios, The Anatomy Rooms

An Introduction to Basket Making

Time & Location

04 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00

Arkade Studios, The Anatomy Rooms, Marischal College, Shoe Ln, Aberdeen AB10 1AP, UK

What you will learn

In this one-day workshop you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the ancient craft of willow weaving. 

In this  friendly workshop we will be learning to make a small asymmetrical basket with handle.

I will guide you through the process of selecting your willow, weaving the base and some basic techniques for weaving the sides and folding down a border.  We will talk about shaping your basket and the different ways you can add a handle.  This will be a small class of around 6 people so there will be plenty of time for questions and one-to-one tuition. 


This workshop will be held at the warm and welcoming space of Arkade Studios, Anatomy Rooms Aberdeen (Marischal College)


This workshop is suitable for beginners and those who have tried a bit of basket weaving before.  Please be aware that willow weaving can be hard work for the hands and may not be suitable for some people with Arthritis or very weak hands.

This class is for adults and young adults (14+years)


All materials and tools will be supplied, as well as tea, coffee and biscuits, but please bring along a packed lunch


It can be a little tricky to find the entrance to the Anatomy Rooms Studios as it’s tucked away down the side of the Marischal College.

- Head down Queen Street just off Marischal Square

​- Head down the small road opposite the Police Station towards the car park thats ahead of you on the right

​- Past the barrier and through the tunnel

​- Black door in the courtyard

I will send out an email with photos and further details on how to find it once a ticket has been purchased


A full refund will be given if cancelling 4 weeks before start date.  After this time tickets are non-refundable but you are welcome to find someone to take your place.

In the unlikely event the workshop needs to be cancelled then a full refund will be given.

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