Willow Weaving Workshop

On this full day (9.30am-4pm) willow weaving workshop on Saturday April 21st, you will learn how to weave a simple basket guided by an experienced tutor, Andrea fron Nene Coppicing & Crafts. Andrea will take you through the basic principles of the ancient craft of willow weaving and provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to make your own basket.

What’s included?

  • materials to create your own willow basket
  • learn to weave sides using two techniques
  • learn one method for making a border to finish the basket
  • tea or coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticket holder

Participants learn how to:

  • Make a base
  • Weave sides using two techniques
  • Learn one method for making a border to finish the basket.
  • The beginners’ basket will be about 22cm diameter x 10cm high

This workshop is £65 and suitable for anyone aged 16 or above. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a willow  weaving ticket.

Book your ticket

Introducing your tutor for the day, Andrea Togher.

Andrea has been a member of Nene Coppicing and Crafts for 4 years now and have learned a variety of woodland /heritage skills from courses and my colleagues; willow work being one of them. Her background is 30 years primary & secondary teaching and Headship. At the moment Andrea works as a consultant in Malawi. She is passionate about the revival of heritage skills and wishes to pass them on to others enabling them to become confident and competent themselves.