Basket Weaving Course - Jan 2012 - a few places left

Saturday 26th Nov 2011

Willow Basket

Treat yourself or a loved one to a basketry course in the New Year


Rachel Evans, a basketmaker based in Oakamoor in the Staffordshire Moorlands, is running a two day course in January 2012, teaching beginners or intermediate learners how to make a round or oval shopping basket.


The course covers; varieties and preparation of basketry willows, correct ways of making in the English traditional style and all the techniques needed to make further baskets at home. Makers can have a go at working on a lapboard, in the style of professional makers of old.


All participants will take home at least one shopping basket with a sturdy handle and possibly another smaller project, using a variety of basketry willows in all colours cut by hand by Rachel in the Staffordshire Moorlands and Derbyshire. Numbers are strictly limited to 8 to ensure a quality learning experience.


Rachel Evans, the tutor has been making baskets for 17 years and in 2010, was awarded a bursary by the Basketmakers Association to study over the course of a year, apprentice style with Adrian Charlton, a noted Norfolk maker.


The two day course is to be held at Oakamoor Village Hall in the Staffordshire Moorlands over the weekend of 14th and 15th January and costs £100. Vouchers can be purchased from Rachel to send to friends and family as a brilliant idea for a Christmas present. Book quickly as only 6 places left, these courses are very popular.


To book, contact Rachel on 07779121031 or email

Rachel Evans

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