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Willow basket weaving in North East England, the North Pennines, Northumberland, Durham and Kielder



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Basic Willow Baskets

We run willow basket courses: a half day course in which you'll make and take away a shallow willow basket and a full day course in which you'll make and take away a basket with a handle

An half day introduction to willow basket weavinga simple willow basket

Willow can be used to make a range of useful objects from a simple willow basket to a fish trap or even a chair. This half day introduction to weaving a willow basket will give you some of the basic principles that you can then try out at home. You’ll leave with a shallow basket and hopefully the urge to do some more!

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: 65 for two people; 15 per additional group member.
Individual one-to-one booking available at 65.

Booking: Ring or email to book a day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and make your payment on line on the button below.

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Further information: Minimum group size two; maximum 10. Participants should be 16 or over.

The activity leader is qualified through the Institute for Outdoor Learning to teach bushcrafts to groups and has been involved in bushcrafts and woodland skills for over thirty years. He is DBS cleared.

Location: North Pennines - Weardale, Harehope, Hamsterley Forest, Northumberland, Kielder

Booking options for willow basket weaving

Willow basket with handle

An full day introduction to willow basket weaving

Willow can be used to make a range of useful objects from weaving a willow basket to a fish trap or even a chair. This introduction to willow basket weaving will give you the basic skills to produce a useful willow basket with a handle. Depending upon how quickly you pick up the skills you will probably have time to finish the handle on your willow basket during the day; if not you’ll leave with everything you need to finish off your willow basket complete with handle if you haven’t quite been able to..

Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Cost: 120 for two people, 25 per additional group member. Individual one-to-one booking available at 120.

Booking: Ring or email to book a day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and make your payment on line on the button below.

Download booking form

Further information: Minimum group size two; maximum 10. Participants should be 16 or over. Bring a packed lunch. 

The activity leader is qualified through the Institute for Outdoor Learning to teach bushcrafts to groups and has been involved in bushcrafts and woodland skills for over thirty years. He is DBS cleared.

Location: North Pennines - Weardale, Harehope, Hamsterley Forest, Northumberland, Kielder

Booking options for willow basket weaving

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