Catalonian Shoulder Bag (2 Day)

Design and make a stunning oval hand or shoulder bag using a Catalonian oval base. Learn how to weave the base/stake up using this method, control shape and weave and how to use lifts and packing to create flowing shapes. Learn zig zag weave with a false wale, how to use a variety of different types and colours of willows and how to use basic leatherworking tools to form and attach handles or adjustable shoulder straps.

Please note you should have already had some basketry experience with round baskets and be familiar with 3 rod wales, basic rod bordering and use of basketry tools.

Skill Level : Intermediate

Tutor: Rachel Poole

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Our full day willow craft courses are priced from £80, (this 2 day course priced at £158) and include all materials, lunch and refreshments.

As well as taking home your own willow creation, 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 sights and sounds that the Somerset Levels has to offer.

We offer a huge range of basketry courses suitable for everyone from complete beginners to highly experienced weavers.

Our tutors are some of the most experienced willow weavers in the country. They will ensure you have the very best instruction and help throughout your time with us. You will learn how to use the most suitable tools and the best willow weaving techniques to achieve your goals

Additional information


9:30am – Please arrive at 9:15am to sign in and grab a drink, also great opportunity to meet everyone before the course begins.



Handbag 2020

30/05/2020 – 31/05/2020 – 9:30am (2 days)


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