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. Eddie’s Fishing Creel techniques ZOOM Workshop

    Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 November 2021

    £50.00

    This is the third of my zoom tutorials. The workshops will run over x3 evenings from 7.30pm – 9pm (GMT) Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th November.

    My aim is to show you the techniques used in creating these beautiful baskets, from how to weave the base to lid and everything in between.

    *You will receive a download of the course video within 48hrs to watch back at your leisure*

    You’re welcome to weave along with me live or watch along and use as a reference

     

    *To join the zoom workshop & for all information on how to do so if you’re new to zoom, please click the link on your confirmation email*

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  2. Skills Week Oct 2022

    Monday 10 – Friday 14 October 2022

    £445.00

    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 create 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.

    *If you have a specific project you’d like to create during the week this should also be possible but please contact me first*

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  3. Oval Shopper Zoom tutorial

    Monday 01 – Wednesday 03 August 2022

    £50.00

    The workshops will run over x3 evenings from 7.30pm – 9pm (GMT) Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd August 2022.

    My aim is to show you the techniques I use most in my oval shopper work and to offer as many useful tips as I can. I’m also here to answer any questions you have along there way.

    Topics covered will be – hoop oval base setups, scallom staking up method, different variations on English rand weaves, 3 rod & 4 rod waling/reverse waling, 5 or 6 rod borders, x2 different handles

    *You will receive a download of the course video within 24hrs to watch back at your leisure*

    You’re welcome to weave along with me live or watch along and use as a reference.

    You can ask questions throughout the live weave.

     

    *To join the zoom workshop & for all information on how to do so if you’re new to zoom, please click the link on your confirmation email*

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  4. ‘Basket on a Mould’ Zoom Workshop

    Monday 26 – Wednesday 28 September 2022

    £50.00

    The workshops will run over x3 evenings from 7.30pm – 9pm (GMT) Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th September 2022.

    My aim is to show you the techniques & best practice to create work on various moulds of different shapes including round and oval, as well as how to tackle curved bottoms as found on creels + offer as many useful tips as I can. I’m also here to answer any questions you have along there way.

    *You will receive a download of the course video within 24hrs to watch back at your leisure*

    You’re welcome to weave along with me live or watch along and use as a reference.

    You can ask questions throughout the live weave.

     

    *To join the zoom workshop & for all information on how to do so if you’re new to zoom, please click the link on your confirmation email*

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  5. Vegetable Hod Zoom tutorial

    Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 May 2022

    £50.00

    The workshops will run over x3 evenings from 7.30pm – 9pm (GMT) Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th & Thurs 26th May 2022.

    My aim is to show you all the techniques I use most in my veg hods and to offer as many useful tips as I can. I’m also here to answer any questions you have along there way.

    Topics covered will be – traditional round base with ends x3 different joins including ends hidden, turning the wale into a border open mouth techniques, patterned method for English slew, 3 rod & 4 rod waling, 4 rod border, x2 lid variations including lid with flange, lid borders & lid handle.

    *You will receive a download of the course video within 24hrs to watch back at your leisure*

    You’re welcome to weave along with me live or watch along and use as a reference.

     

    *To join the zoom workshop & for all information on how to do so if you’re new to zoom, please click the link on your confirmation email*

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  6. Square work Trug Zoom workshop

    Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 November 2022

    £50.00

    The workshops will run over x3 evenings from 7.30pm – 9pm (GMT) Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd August 2022.

    My aim is to show you the techniques I use in my square work Trugs and to offer as many useful tips as I can. I’m also here to answer any questions you have along there way.

    Topics covered will be – square work base setups, scallom staking up method, different variations on ‘packing’ weaves, 3 rod waling abound end post cormers/reverse waling, 5 or 6 rod borders, square corner & blunt corner borders, x2 different handles

    *You will receive a download of the course video within 24hrs to watch back at your leisure*

    You’re welcome to weave along with me live or watch along and use as a reference.

    You can ask questions throughout the live weave.

     

    *To join the zoom workshop & for all information on how to do so if you’re new to zoom, please click the link on your confirmation email*

    Attendees
  7. Handles Zoom tutorial

    Tuesday 08 – Wednesday 09 February 2022

    £50.00

    The workshops will run over x2 evenings from 7.30pm – 9pm (GMT)  Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th February 2022.

    My aim is to show you a plethora of handle techniques and to offer as many useful tips as I can. I’m also here to answer any questions you have along there way.

    Topics covered will be – log basket roped handles, herring bone handle, traditional wrap around handle, continental wrap handle, skeined handle

    *You will receive a download of the course video within 24hrs to watch back at your leisure*

    You’re welcome to weave along with me live or watch along and use as a reference.

     

    *To join the zoom workshop & for all information on how to do so if you’re new to zoom, please click the link on your confirmation email*

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  8. Tear Up with Peter & John

    Monday 22 – Friday 26 August 2022

    £300.00

    Total Cost £595 (pay £300 today with £295 final instalment due April 2022)

    Introducing 5 very special days of willow weaving inspiration, teaching & community. Created by makers, for makers.

    Immerse yourself into 5 days weaving with 4 willow basketry experts in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside with new friends, great food and merriment.

    Get knee deep in inspiration, from your tutors & fellow weavers.

    Join us at the basketry Tear Up Festival and Learn how to create a ‘D shaped basket’ from Peter Dibble & the ‘Herring washing Maud’ from John Cowan.

    A week packed with basketry goodness, seasoned with other treats and surprises throughout the week, including a banquet meal, talks, basketry sales & demos!

     

     

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  9. Tear Up with Jenny & Eddie

    Monday 22 – Friday 26 August 2022

    £300.00

    Total Cost £595 (pay £300 today with £295 final instalment due April 2022)

    Introducing 5 very special days of willow weaving inspiration, teaching & community. Created by makers, for makers.

    Immerse yourself into 5 days weaving with 4 willow basketry experts in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside with new friends, great food and merriment.

    Get knee deep in inspiration, from your tutors & fellow weavers.

    Join us at the basketry Tear Up Festival and Learn how to create a ‘Flower basket’ from Jenny Crisp & a ‘x6 Bottle basket’ from Eddie Glew.

    A week packed with basketry goodness, seasoned with other treats and surprises throughout the week, including a banquet meal, talks, basketry sales & demos!

     

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  10. Christmas Workshop

    Saturday 27 November 2021

    £50.00

    On this festive workshop you’ll create a wide range of items from decorations, wreaths & reindeer whilst learning lots of different techniques.

    Most importantly mulled wine mince pies & biscuits are all supplied.

    Suitable for all

    Workshop is 10am – 1.30pm

    Attendees

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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.