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Square Basket Making

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: 09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR


Course Tutor: Rachel Evans of Wheatcroftwillow

Please note, this course is suitable for improvers, you must have made a couple of round baskets before.

This two day course will guide you through the process of making a square/rectangular basket with a handle .

You will learn:

  • How to make a square base that stays square
  • How to stake it up in the English style by making holes in the base edges
  • How to weave the sides using a variety of weaving patterns
  • How to weave a border with blunt courners
  • The traditional English way of making a square basket!
  • How to add a handle and wrap it to keep it secure

You will be using home grown willows from the tutors willow bed and some willow that has been grown in Somerset.

Our experience:


Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.

Covid-19 and Courses


The Green Wood Centre has worked tirelessly to ensure that staff & visitors are entering a COVID safe environment. SWA have a duty of care to participants, staff, trainees, volunteers, etc. We ask that all tutors and participants respect the measures stated regardless of their personal views, there will be an induction by your course tutor on arrival.

In the event that a course has to be cancelled due to Covid-19, a full refund will be provided and we will suggest keeping an eye on the website and re-booking once the course has become available again.