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Make a Log Basket

Wednesday 11 Sep 4pm — Friday 13 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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Full board per person (tuition, materials, 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, materials, all meals):

  • £165

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

  • £155

Sarah Webb will guide you through the steps to make your very own, unique round-based log basket. More accomplished makers will be able to experiment with differing weaves to create pattern and texture, and you’ll leave having learned useful techniques for future learning, or to carry on making baskets at home!

Sarah is an experienced, good-humoured and patient teacher; with her careful guidance every student should be able to complete one log basket.

Who’s is it For?

This course is not for total beginners, previous attendance on a beginners’ basketry course at Halsway or elsewhere would be ideal. The techniques used are no more difficult than in making smaller baskets; however the materials used to made log baskets are thicker than in many other forms of basketry, so if you have weak or arthritic hands this may prove difficult for you.

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…