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Basketry for Beginners

Friday 17 May 4pm — Sunday 19 May 5pm, 2019

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Course Enquiry

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Pricing

Full board per person (tuition, materials, accommodation, all meals):

  • £240 – single ensuite room
  • £210 – sharing an ensuite room
  • £210 – single non-ensuite room
  • £165 – sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (tuition, materials, all meals):

  • £155

Non Resident (tuition, materials, accommodation, meals except breakfast):

  • £145

Sarah Webb will guide you through the basics to make a round-base basket and write the recipe for that basket. More accomplished makers will be able to experiment with differing weaves to create pattern and texture, as well as borders, handles and lids (time permitting). The course offers a solid foundation for future learning including other courses at Halsway later in the year, as well as being a fun and interesting first experience of basketry. Most people are able to complete one basket on this course.

“Excellent tutor with much patience.” Participant

Who’s is it For?

Suitable for all skill and experience levels. An introduction to basketry for complete beginners, or a useful and thorough refresher course for those with some experience.

The Team

Sarah Webb – At the age of seventeen – and not really having any idea of what she wanted to do with her life – Sarah was lucky enough to be accepted onto a basketmaking apprenticeship working with one of the few remaining Somerset basket makers, Norman Studley. Her interview was very simple; he asked her to identify several baskets and then sat her down to make a square base. Having completed the task he agreed to take her on a trial basis, with one one month to prove herself. Over the next few years Sarah fell in love with willow and basketry; Norman was a very hard teacher to please but through him Sarah was set on a journey that still inspires her today. Sarah now lives and works in Somerset as a basket maker, willow artist and teacher. She makes and sells a variety of highest quality baskets and willow sculptures, as well as teaching the art of willow work, including traditional willow basketry, willow sculpture and lantern making.

Related Courses

Sarah teaches a variety of basketry and willow courses at Halsway throughout the year; 2019 courses are as follows:

Baskets for Beginners: Fri 17 (6pm) – Sun 19 (5pm) May
Suitable for beginners. More info…
Frame Baskets:
 Mon 22 (10am) – Tue 23 (5pm) July
Suitable for beginners. More info…
Shooter Baskets: Tue 23 (6pm) – Fri 26 (2pm) July
For intermediate level makers. More info …
Baskets for Beginners: Mon 9 (6pm) – Wed 11 (5pm) Sept
Suitable for beginners. More info…
Log Baskets: Wed 11 (6pm) – Fri 13 (5pm) Sept
For intermediate level makers – an ideal follow-up to the Baskets for Beginners course. More info …
Christmas Willow: Sun 1 (6pm) – Tue 3 (5pm) Dec
Suitable for beginners. More info…
Make a Reindeer in a Day: Mon 9 (9.30am – 5pm)
Suitable for beginners. More info…

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