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Beginners’ Basketmaking Course: Module 1 – September-December 2024

By Louise Brown
3 Burcot Farm, East Stratton, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 3DZ

10am – 5pm each day over Four Thursdays: 19 September / 17 October / 21 November / 19 December 2024

This is the first of three module of my Beginners’ Basketmaking Course which is designed for complete beginners, or those with a little previous experience, who wish to learn how to weave baskets independently and confidently. 

The course takes you methodically through all the various processes involved in making round baskets of various shapes and sizes, in a slow, progressive and comprehensive manner.

In this first module we concentrate on controlling the willow to create neat and perfect bases onto which we insert side stakes and weave the sides of the basket, culminating in a variety of ‘trac’ borders and simple handles. 

The subsequent two modules focus on new weaves and borders, different shapes and various handles. These modules are only available to those who have completed Module 1. 

This Module 1 Course (and the subsequent Modules 2 and 3) will be on Thursdays. Dates for Module 2, which will start in January 2025, are 9 January / 13 February / 20 March / 24 April. 


For your information there is an alternative course which will run on Saturdays starting in January 2025.


For more information, and to book, please see my website: louisebrownbasketmaker.co.uk