Courses

I hold one, two day & Skills week courses for beginners, intermediates and advanced basket makers.

I run workshops interntionally & throughout the U.K.

I also provide private tuition and vocational courses if you wish to take basket making to the next level. Please contact me to make an enquiry.

Workshops are held at Admaston Village Hall WS15 3NH.

Upcoming Courses

  1. Platter Workshop – Fully Booked

    Friday 10 July 2020

    £80.00

    On this workshop you’ll learn & create x2 platters during the day. These will be based on my Newton and Blithfield platters. Full of interesting techniques which are transferrable to other baskets.

    Great introduction to square work techniques.

    Suitable for all

    Workshop is 10am – 4.30pm

    Attendees

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  2. Willow Hearts

    Sunday 12 July 2020

    £50.00

    On this Workshop I’m sharing the love. You’ll create both my heart shapes – the large which is 2ft & works great as a wall decoration or front door wreath, & my heart wand which is ideal as a gift.

    This workshop is a great introduction to Willow craft.

    Suitable for all

    Workshop is 10am – 1.30pm

    Attendees
  3. Platter Workshop

    Saturday 05 September 2020

    £80.00

    On this workshop you’ll learn & create x2 platters during the day. These will be based on my Newton and Blithfield platters. Full of interesting techniques which are transferrable to other baskets.

    Great introduction to square work techniques.

    Suitable for all

    Workshop is 10am – 4.30pm

    Attendees
  4. Baskodenn Workshop

    Sunday 06 September 2020

    £85.00

    On this workshop you’ll learn this unique traditional sardine basket from Brittany which is also the perfect size for everyday use.  Techniques learnt include cleaving, cranking willow as well as starting the basket upside down.

    Suitable for all

    Workshop is 10am – 4.30pm

    Attendees
  5. Square work Trug

    Thursday 12 – Friday 13 November 2020

    £145.00

    On this workshop you’ll learn all the aspects of end post square work whilst creating your own trug. Techniques include end posts, square borders, scalloming, handle weaves, packing. A great basket to work on all things square.

    Suitable for all

    Workshop is 10am – 4.30pm

    Attendees
  6. Skills Week

    Monday 12 – Friday 16 October 2020

    £395.00

    This course is designed to sharpen up your basketmaking skills. The course will revolve around a square cornered basket & either a Fishing creel, a fitched basket or a basket of your choosing. You choose 2 baskets to make during the week which incorporate key techniques you need in your basket making tool box. Techniques covered – scalloming, corner posts, partitions, bases, fastenings, hinges, lids, made to measure work, hoops, waling variations, fitching, square corner borders. Maximum 7 on the course.

    Need previous basketmaking experience.

    Attendees
  7. Crimbo Workshop

    Saturday 28 November 2020

    £45.00

    On this festive course you’ll make a variety of Christmas willow goodies including hearts, wreaths, Christmas tree decorations and much more. Mulled wine and mince pies included.

    Attendees
  8. Skills Week 2021

    Monday 25 – Friday 29 January 2021

    £395.00

    This course is designed to sharpen up your basketmaking skills. The course will revolve around a square cornered basket & either a Fishing creel, a fitched basket or a basket of your choosing. You choose 2 baskets to make during the week which incorporate key techniques you need in your basket making tool box. Techniques covered – scalloming, corner posts, partitions, bases, fastenings, hinges, lids, handles, made to measure work, hoops, waling variations, fitching, square corner borders. Maximum 7 on the course.

    Need previous basketmaking experience.

    Attendees

All courses will be held at Admaston Village Hall WS15 3NH situated in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside overlooking Blithfield Reservoir. Minimum of 4 students per course, should there be insufficient numbers the course will be canceled 3 weeks in advance & students notified via email.