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Basketry for Beginners

Monday 9 Sep 4pm — Wednesday 11 Sep 5pm, 2019

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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Pricing

All prices include a fee of £10 to cover materials and loan of tools.

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

  • £250– single ensuite room
  • £220– sharing an ensuite room
  • £220– single non-ensuite room
  • £175– sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (tuition, all meals):

  • £165

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

  • £155

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, 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

Basketry is one of the most ancient crafts still practiced today and a key part of Somerset’s rich heritage. Sarah Webb is a highly skilled traditional and contemporary willow artist who was apprenticed to a traditional Somerset basket maker. She is an experienced tutor who enjoys passing on her skills, both technical and creative.

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

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