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Willow Basket Making

  • Sat 20th October 2018.
    Course starts at 10am and ends at 4:00pm.
    Course fee including a buffet lunch £65.

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Course details

Using traditional techniques make your own beautiful rustic frame basket, based on the Welsh Cyntell and Irish Sciathog.

Used mainly for agricultural purposes, especially potatoes, these baskets were made by the country folk themselves, using the local willow and few tools.

The course is for anyone with an interest in basket making and traditional crafts and skills.

The course is suitable for complete beginners and also those with some previous experience.

You will gain essential knowledge and skills needed to weave beautiful, functional frame baskets.

The tutor is Pippa Scott. Pippa is a member of the 'Basketmakers Association' and began willow basket-making in 1987 and gradually moved on to sculptures, and larger structures for gardens.
She also grows and harvests her own willow.
Pippa's endless enthusiasm for the subject is highly infectious, making her classes enjoyable for people of all ages and experience

Things you need to know

Due to the nature of this course some practical work may be done outside. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing.

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.


Our course fees include tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) 1 day course fees are non-refundable.
b) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

Course Fees.

Start Date

Bed & Breakfast the night before the course starts

Book Now!

Email courses@cat.org.uk
or phone 01654 704 966

There is only ONE place available on this course.

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