Our full day willow craft courses are priced from £75 and include all materials, lunch and refreshments. You will come away with something beautiful, strong, environmentally-friendly and above all, very personal to you.
As well as taking home your own willow creation, you can also see the willow being grown and processed at first hand, taking in one of Somerset’s oldest crafts. Visitors are welcome to walk through the withy fields and enjoy the amazing variety of wildlife that the Somerset Levels has to offer.
Our tutors are some of the most experienced willow weavers in the UK. They will ensure you have the very best instruction and help throughout your time with us at Musgrove Willows. They will teach you how to use the most suitable tools and willow weaving techniques to achieve the best results.
On the Beginners basketry course you will learn many of the techniques which are essential for going on to produce a wide variety of baskets in the future. Once you have mastered the basics you can then progress on to bigger or more complicated projects and even sculpture work.
At the end of your session you will have the opportunity to purchase willow, tools or books to help you master the trade at home should you wish. The following books are really helpful for beginners learning the art of basketry: