Umbrella / Waste Paper Basket

Come and make a beautiful multi coloured willow umbrella stand or a waste paper basket on this one day course. The course is suitable for beginners and intermediates alike. Those wishing to learn the skills of basketry and anyone looking to refine their skills while discovering interesting new weaves will find this course beneficial.

Bases are provided and attendees can choose between two recipes (which they can take home at the end of the day).

The first recipe is for a simple but very elegant wastepaper basket. This uses a couple of different weaves and is a great start for an absolute beginner.

The second recipe for the willow umbrella stand uses at least four different sidings in as many colours as required. There will be an opportunity to try as many weaves and variations as can be fitted into the height of your umbrella basket. (If you would like to bring your own woven base, please let us know.)

At the end of the session there will be ample opportunity to purchase willow, specialist tools and weaving books to help you further master the trade at home.

Skill Level : Beginners

Tutor: Sarah Webb

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This one day willow basketry course is £80. The price includes expert tuition plus all the materials and tools required to make either a willow umbrella stand or a waste paper basket. Lunch and refreshments are also provided. Attendees will come away with something beautiful, environmentally-friendly and above all, very personal.

As well as taking home a fantastic 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 variety of wildlife that the Somerset Levels has to offer.

Our tutors ensure the very best instruction and help throughout your time here. You will learn the most suitable tools to use and the willow weaving techniques to achieve the best results.

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 - Umbrella/Bin 2020

02/09/2020 – 9:30am


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