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Hazel Basket Making

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: 09 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR


Fully booked

Discover the skills and learn the techniques for making a traditional split-hazel frame basket, known as a "whisket" in Mid Wales.

You will learn:

  • How to split and prepare the material from straight rods of hazel
  • How to use tradtional tools and techniques
  • How to prepare the frame
  • How to assemble a whisket of your own creating

The preparation of split hazel physically demanding, more so than traditional willow basketry. The process is probably unsuitable for people with a history of back/ neck/shoulder or knee problems although knee pads will be provided and alterative, less demanding methods may be used.

Fully booked

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.