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Make a Shooter Basket

Tuesday 23 Jul 4pm — Friday 26 Jul 2pm, 2019

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Course Enquiry

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

  • £280 – single ensuite room
  • £250– sharing an ensuite room
  • £250– single non-ensuite room
  • £205– sharing non-ensuite room

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

  • £195

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

  • £185

In a course for basket makers with some previous experience, Sarah Webb will guide you through the steps to make a square picnic hamper complete with handle and lids. More accomplished makers will be able to experiment with differing weaves to create pattern and texture, and you’ll leave having learned the techniques to continue on your own.

Square basketry is regarded as the most tricky, and making a ‘shooter’ basket is quite a challenge! However this course offers a generous amount of time in the studio – an introductory session on Tuesday evening, two full days on Wednesday and Thursday, and Friday morning to finish-up before lunch – so there’s no need to rush, you can concentrate and take your time. With Sarah’s patient and good-humoured teaching, and plenty of graft on the students’ part, everyone should be able to complete a beautiful and functional picnic basket.

Who’s is it For?

This course is aimed at Intermediate level makers and above. You’ll need a good grasp of basic basketry techniques, eg having made round or square baskets in previous courses. The advantage of this course over others is that we have time on our side!

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…