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Round Basket Making

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: 07 May 2022 - 08 May 2022

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR


Course Tutor: Rachel Evans of Wheatcroftwillow

This two day course will guide you through the process of making a round shopping basket with a handle.

You will learn:

  • To source and select suitable material
  • How to make a round base
  • Choose stakes and stake up 
  • Learn a variety of different weaves to make the main body of the basket
  • How weave a border at the top to hold it all together
  • How to fit a handle and cover the handle with weavers to hold it in place.

This course is suitable for complete beginners and improvers.

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

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.

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.