Courses run by the Basketmakers’ Association are for members only. All other courses listed are organised and taught by members of the BA and are open to non-members. The BA awards a number of bursaries to enable its members to attend courses. Please see the Bursaries page for more details.

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April 2021

Garden Tipi / Plant Support

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wotton Village Hall, Wotton
Dorking, Surrey RH5 6QQ United Kingdom
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£50.00

Come to the Surrey Hills to create your very own garden obelisk./plant support. Over 6' tall, a sculptural structure perfect for those sweet peas, runner beans…

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Garden Basket Willow Day

April 23 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Coates English Willow, Meare Green,
Stoke St. Gregory, nr. Taunton, Somerset TA3 6HY United Kingdom
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£95

Choose to make either a lovely oval or oblong willow basket.  Perfect for gathering vegetables and flowers, I’ve developed both of these baskets so that you…

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Lampshade & Flower Lantern Willow Day

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Coates English Willow, Meare Green,
Stoke St. Gregory, nr. Taunton, Somerset TA3 6HY United Kingdom
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£95

Make your very own feature willow lampshade for your home or create an outside garden lantern. Choose from traditional or contemporary designs or bring along an…

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Zarzo Basket Willow Day

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Coates English Willow, Meare Green,
Stoke St. Gregory, nr. Taunton, Somerset TA3 6HY United Kingdom
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£95

A stunning sizeable round or rectangular basket that’s great for beginners. Due to their growing popularity I’m now offering a dedicated Zarzo basket making days. Refreshments,…

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May 2021

Willow Basket Day

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Coates English Willow, Meare Green,
Stoke St. Gregory, nr. Taunton, Somerset TA3 6HY United Kingdom
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£95

Ideal for those who wish to begin playfully making baskets!  At this general Willow Basket Day you can choose to make either a sculptural free woven…

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Beginner Round Basket Willow Day

May 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Coates English Willow, Meare Green,
Stoke St. Gregory, nr. Taunton, Somerset TA3 6HY United Kingdom
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£95

If you’ve ever wanted to make a willow basket but not known how to start, this lovely round basket, great for a small shopping trip is…

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Willow for your garden course

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nantgarw China Works Museum, Tyla Gwyn, Nantgarw
Cardiff, CF15 7TB United Kingdom
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£70.00

Make an obelisk plant support and trellis from willow This course will include different techniques of willow weaving and basket making. During this garden themed course…

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Garden trug course

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nantgarw China Works Museum, Tyla Gwyn, Nantgarw
Cardiff, CF15 7TB United Kingdom
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£65.00

Make a garden trug to collect vegetables and flowers from your garden This course will include different techniques of willow weaving and basket making. Our most…

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2 Day Traditional English Round Willow Basket

May 20 @ 9:30 am - May 21 @ 5:30 pm
Coates English Willow, Meare Green,
Stoke St. Gregory, nr. Taunton, Somerset TA3 6HY United Kingdom
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£170

Using local Somerset willow, over 2 days you will create an English stake-and-strand basket, this will be either a decent size willow shopper or a medium…

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June 2021

Zarzo basket course

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nantgarw China Works Museum, Tyla Gwyn, Nantgarw
Cardiff, CF15 7TB United Kingdom
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£65.00

The zarzo basket is a Spanish basket which had been developed from a round platter into a rectangular basket that could be used as a handbag.

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