Basket Making – 2 Day Course – 20th and 21st March 2020


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Our Basket Making 2 day course is suitable for people who are new to basket making but is also designed for those who would like to develop their skills and techniques further.

Beginners will have the rewarding experience of learning a new skill and taking home  a pair of small round willow baskets (or one larger basket) that they have made themselves. Discover how to use a bodkin and a rapping iron as you prepare your slathes, create a base and then weave the sides of your traditional willow baskets.

If you’ve already been on a course to learn the basics then this is a great opportunity to try some more advanced techniques! You can also choose to make either 2 smaller baskets or one larger basket –  and then learn how to include different weaves, borders and handles into your work.

Depending on previous experience an introduction to oval or square work may also be possible. The group size is limited to just 6 people – so that each person is provided with all the support and help they need during the day.

The day will be run by Maggie Smith, a professional basket maker and artist. To take a look at some of Maggie’s amazing work click the link below:

Maggie Smith 

This course starts at 9.30am and finishes at approximately 4pm. The building will be open from 9.15am so please arrive ready to start on time. The Craft Centre is the wooden barn with two chimneys, next to the dry stone walls. It is easily visible from the car park. Free exit car parking tickets will be given out at the end of each day.


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June 29th and 30th 2019