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An Introduction to Willow Basketry
An Introduction to Willow Basketry

Sat, 21 Oct


Kirk Centre- Upper Room

An Introduction to Willow Basketry

Time & Location

21 Oct 2023, 10:00 – 16:00

Kirk Centre- Upper Room, Station Rd, Ellon AB41 9AE, UK

What you will learn

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

In this workshop we will be learning to make a small berry 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 (you can make the version in the photo or choose to do an asymmetrical border with a driftwood handle)  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. 

The workshop will take place in Ellon, upstairs in the Kirk Centre (The Upper Room)


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 or young adults (14+years) when accompanied by an adult also taking the course.


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


A full refund will be given if cancelling 4 weeks before start date.  After this time a cancellation fee of £45 will apply.  No refund will be given for cancellations 48 hours prior to workshop date. 

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


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