Handbag Basketry


Make an oval handbag with driftwood or hazel handle or a shoulder bag with leather strap.

Combine beautiful willow with various weave patterns to create a unique basket.

Learn to shape and control the basket as it grows and as you change weave.

Beginners will work from a wooden base, intermediates will choose between a pre-made oval base or completing the whole project from scratch.

Skill Level : Beginner/Intermediate

Tutor: Rachel Poole

SKU: HANDBAG Category:

Our full day willow craft courses are priced from £80 and include all materials, lunch and refreshments.

This course has been designed for beginners but even experienced weavers will enjoy the opportunity to create this gorgeous little handbag. Not to exclude all the gentlemen out there, Ladies love their bags so imagine the delight from your loved one when given a stunning little bag made by you, also the recipe can be adapted to make something far more manly like a gathering basket for those foraging trips to the countryside.

Using a mixture of materials predominantly natural willows you will be instructed in the use of a screw block to make decorative panels which will then be hinged together and a liner inserted to create the bag shape. Students will be able to choose from a range of neutral coloured liners, but will be encouraged to bring any embellishments they think will work well for their bags, these can be wool, fabric, rush, wire, buttons, beads etc. The handles of the bag are woven in but shoulder straps in neutral colours will be available if needed.

Additional information

Handbag Course Dates

22/09/19 – 10:00am


10:00am – Please arrive at 9:45am to sign in and grab a drink, also great opportunity to meet everyone before the course begins.




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