Class Detail

Booking Details

Administered by
Tenby Community Learning Centre
Greenhill Avenue, TENBY, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7LB
01437 770190

Class Details

Creative and performance, Creating
Willow basketry (211121)
Thursday, 09:30 - 13:30 (4 hours)
02/03/2023 - 30/03/2023 (5 sessions)
Tenby CLC Hall, SA70 7LB

Course content

Willow Basketry courses provide an introduction to the basic techniques of basket making. Once students have made a round basket, they can progressively work their way through to more complex bases and weaves. Usually two baskets will be made during a 4 or 5 week course. Students that attend further courses can progress to shopping baskets and log baskets, then venturing into oval baskets and square work. Suitable for beginners and improvers, these courses are very popular, whether you just want to attend one series or several. All willow is provided, much of it grown locally in Pembrokeshire. Students need to bring some basic tools: a good pair of secateurs, a water spray bottle, a good knife (advice given on first session), a bodkin or similar, and a weight or stone (an old iron is very suitable, or beach stone weighing 1-2kg). Materials are charged by amount of willow used; usually between £6 - £10 per basket.

Bring to class

Secateurs, a weight eg large stone and water sprayer bottle.


SA70 7LB - Large building by the library - Greenhill Avenue, Tenby (Tenby CLC Hall, SA70 7LB)

ID: 1780, revised 14/02/2023