Beginners Basketry – Bowl with Woven Base

Learn to weave a beautiful willow bowl. This is a great course for anyone wishing to try willow basketry. Using a variety of different willow, attendees will be taken through the process of making a beautiful decorative basketry bowl which will look fantastic anywhere around the home. This course is suitable for the complete novice and those who have aleady attended a course. It provides the ideal platform to learn new or refresh existing skills.

Under the expert eye of one of our tutor’s attendees will be shown how to overcome issues and practice all the skills needed to make a beautiful willow bowl. Course literature will be available to take away and there will be an opportunity to purchase specialist tools and willow, so you can continue on you willow weaving journey at home.

Skill Level : Beginners

Tutor: Rachel Poole or Sarah Webb


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Our full day willow basketry course is £80. On this course attendees will learn how to make a lovely willow bowl. The price includes all materials, lunch, refreshments and most importantly, expert tuition. Attendees will leave with something beautiful, environmentally-friendly and above all, very personal.

As well as taking home your own willow bowl, there will also be an opportunity to see how willow is grown and processed on our Somerset farm. Visitors are welcome to walk through our withy fields and enjoy the amazing variety of wildlife that the Somerset Levels has to offer.

Our tutors will ensure you have the very best instruction and help throughout your time with us. They will teach you how to use the most suitable tools and the willow weaving techniques required to achieve the very best results.

On this willow bowl beginners basketry course you will learn many essential weaving techniques. These can then be used to produce a wide variety of different baskets and bowls. Once the basics have been mastered, bigger and more complicated projects (including sculpture work) can be tackled with confidence.

Additional information


09:30am – Please arrive at 9:00am to sign in and grab a drink, also great opportunity to meet everyone before the course begins.



Beginners - Large Bowl 2020

01/02/2020 – 9:30am, 01/07/2020 – 9:30am


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