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Frame Basketry

Monday 22 Jul 10am — Tuesday 23 Jul 5pm, 2019

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

  • £195 – single ensuite room
  • £178– sharing an ensuite room
  • £178– single non-ensuite room
  • £160– sharing non-ensuite room

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

  • £150

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

  • £140

Learn how to make a simple frame basket using willow grown on the Somerset levels. You will learn the techniques involved in producing beautiful, functional baskets, and leave with a completed work of your own. A warning; basketry is addictive!

Frame basketry – sometimes called hedgerow basketry – is a simple form of basketry that is quick to learn. Once mastered you can go on to create a variety of designs in different shapes, sizes and colours, and suitable for many uses. Most students can expect to complete two baskets on this course.

Who’s is it For?

Suitable for all skill and experience levels. An introduction to frame basketry for complete beginners, or a useful refresher 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. 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…