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Small Willow handbag basket weaving workshop

This is a new 1-day small willow shoulder bag workshop - based on our popular 2-day large shoulder basket workshop. Some previous experience would be beneficial.

Come and weave your own oval-based basket with a selection of our own and Somerset willow - a perfect size for a day out. You can complete the basket with 2 handles or a shoulder strap - not included in the price.

What you will learn:

How to weave the Catalan-style base using a pre-formed hoop and turn up the sides

How to weave the sides with a selection of weaves - 3-rod wale, French rand

How to weave a border to finish the basket

Book online:

Maximum of attendees

10.30am - 5.00pm ish

£60 per person including all materials and tools. Additional charge for leather handles/straps or bring your own.

About the tutor: Justine Burgess of West Wales Willows.
Justine originally trained as an engineer, and worked in the charity and education sectors, before becoming a partner in West Wales Willows with her husband, Alan. On their smallholding in Carmarthenshire, they grow around 250 varieties of willow and Justine weaves with willow and teaches a wide range of workshops in Wales.

This workshop will be held at Pwerdy Powerhouse, Chapel Street, Pont Tyweli, Llandysul, SA44 4AH