Umbrella / Waste Paper Basket


Come along and make a beautiful multi coloured Umbrella/waste paper basket course. This course is suitable for beginners and intermediates alike and will be great for those wanting to learn the skills of basketry as well as those wanting to refine their skills and learn some interesting weaves. Bases will be provided and students will have the choice between two recipes which they can take home at the end of the day. The first recipe will be for a simple but very elegant basket using a couple of weaves which would be a great start for an absolute beginner. The second recipe will use at least three different sidings in as many colours as you wish. You will have the opportunity to try as many weaves and variations as you can fit into the height of the Umbrella basket similar to the sample baskets apprentices used to make.

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

Skill Level : Beginners

Tutor: Sarah Webb


Our full day willow basketry course is £80 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 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 umbrella/waste paper basket course you will have the opportunity to either make  the umbrella basket or a waste paper bin.

Additional information


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



Beginners - Umbrella/Bin 2020

02/09/2020 – 10:00am


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