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Willow Workshop at Blacksmiths Cottage - Frame Baskets and Platters - 22/3/2024

SalixArts Willow Workshop

Frame Baskets and Platters
Friday 22nd March 2024, 10am - 5pm, £105 or £95

A one day basket course making platters or frame baskets from locally grown, colourful, organic willow.


Make a basket in a day.... An ideal introduction to the world of willow! This workshop is suitable for all - complete beginners can chose between simple round frame baskets and platters, and those with more experience might like to explore more unusual shapes or go into more depth with frame making techniques, and the subtleties of curves - the shape of the basket you make will be determined by your level of experience.

Participants can expect to complete one small frame basket or complex platter, or two simple platters in a day.

If you haven't made a frame basket before, you will be provided with a ready made frame at the beginning of the session - hence the extra tenner. Frames are easier to handle and baskets more successful when the frame is already dry. You will learn to make your own frame later in the day and you can buy extra willow to finish this off at home if you want to, though there's no obligation to complete a 2nd!

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A simple, yummy vegetarian lunch and refreshments are included in the price of £105 (frame baskets) or £95 (platters) but materials are charged for at the end of the workshop depending on how much you actually use - to give you some idea, the willow cost for a small frame basket would be about £10-£12,  £7-£10 for a platter.

Bed and breakfast at the cottage is now available. Please enquire if you're interested.

For more information or booking please contact Debbie on 07736952730, or

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