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Baskets – Square Base

Monday 4 Jul 4pm — Friday 8 Jul 10am, 2016

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

  • £310 – single ensuite room
  • £240 – sharing an ensuite room
  • £240– single non-ensuite room
  • £210 – sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (all meals, and activities):

  • £200

Non Resident (all meals except breakfast, and activities:

  • £180

Learn how to make a simple square basket. During the course you will learn the skills and techniques needed for successfully making a square basket. Square work has always been considered the hardest to do well, but once you have learnt the skills needed, it is no harder than learning to make your first round basket. You may even discover that you have a flair for the square and never look back!

Starting with the base you will learn to adapt the skills you already have and add new ones so that you will be able to make a square basket with handles and possibly a lid. Several recipes will be available or if you prefer you can design your own using the guide lines provided.

“Great course, really appreciated the extra time on a three-day as opposed to a weekend course, allowed for much more in-depth learning.” Participant

Who’s it For?

Intermediates and up. This course is for students who can already make a round basket on their own and have a good understanding of basic basketry techniques.

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.