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Basketmaking courses

What could be more satisfying than making your own beautiful willow basket. On our comprehensive courses participants are shown how to weave with a selection of willow using a variety of traditional weaving techniques.

All courses start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm unless otherwise stated, the price includes all materials used. Tea & coffee are provided but you'll need to bring a packed lunch or adjourn to the local pub.

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RANDOM WEAVE BOWLS AND BASKETS
Course participants can learn how to take a circle and transform it into a beautiful basket or bowl using a random or directional weave form.

RANDOM WEAVE BOWLS AND BASKETS COURSE
Saturday 5 June
2021
STEER Academy, Tondu House Farm CF32 9HF
Cost: One day course 10.00am - 4.30pm : £65

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SMALL ROUND BASKET
Make a small, round stake and strand willow basket in a day using a variety of different willow. You will also learn how to select the correct materials and weave using traditional techniques.

SMALL ROUND BASKET COURSE
Saturday 6
February 2021
STEER Academy, Tondu House Farm CF32 9HF
Cost: One day course 9.30am-4.30pm : £65

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FRAME BASKET
Great introduction into basketmaking. Make a traditional frame basket using a variety of willow. Perfect for egg collecting or garden trug. Courses are suitable for complete beginners.

FRAME BASKET COURSE
Saturday 20 February 2021
STEER Academy, Tondu House Farm CF32 9HF
Cost: One day course 9.30am-4.30pm : £65

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ZARZO BASKET
Learn how to make baskets & platters using the Zarzo method, weaving the base, sides & handles all in one. A relatively easy basket to produce with amazing results. A good basket for beginners.

ZARZO BASKET COURSE
Saturday 22 May 2021

Crafts by the Sea, Church Cl, Ogmore-by-Sea CF32 0PZ
Cost: One day course 9.30am-4.30pm : £65

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GARDEN TRUG
Make a traditional garden trug using a variety of willow. You will be shown how to form a hoop and set ribs for this type of strong and functional basket.

GARDEN TRUG COURSE
Saturday 10 April 2021

STEER Academy, Tondu House Farm CF32 9HF
Cost: One day course 9.30am-4.30pm : £65

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BERRY BASKET
Make a small, upright, round basket perfect for collecting berries using a traditional stake and strand method and with a variety of willow. You will also be shown how to insert a handle.

BERRY BASKET COURSE
Saturday 25 September
2021
STEER Academy, Tondu House Farm CF32 9HF
Cost: One day course 9.30am-4.30pm : £65

Suitable for complete beginners unless otherwise stated

Places are strictly limited please book early.

If you would prefer to pay by cheque email us and we will send you a booking form to return together with the full payment for the course.

If you'd like more information contact us on 01656 881007/880514.

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ASYMMETRIC BASKET
Learn traditional willow basketry techniques to create a unique, contemporary basket with a lovely wooden handle. You will also learn how to handle and select the correct weaving materials.

ASYMMETRIC BASKET COURSE
Saturday 13
March 2021
STEER Academy, Tondu House Farm CF32 9HF
Cost: One day course 9.30am-4.30pm : £65

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SMALL ROUND BASKET
Make a small, round stake and strand willow basket in a day using a variety of different willow. You will also learn how to select the correct materials and weave using traditional techniques.

SMALL ROUND BASKET COURSE
Saturday 3 July
2021
STEER Academy, Tondu House Farm CF32 9HF
Cost: One day course 9.30am-4.30pm : £65

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FRAME BASKET
Great introduction into basketmaking. Make a traditional frame basket using a variety of willow. Perfect for egg collecting or garden trug. Courses are suitable for complete beginners.

FRAME BASKET COURSE
Saturday 17 July 2021
STEER Academy, Tondu House Farm CF32 9HF
Cost: One day course 9.30am-4.30pm : £65

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HANDBAG BASKET
Learn how to make these unique willow handbags with leather straps using a variety of different weaves and types of willow.

HANDBAG BASKET COURSE
Saturday 30 October
2021
STEER Academy, Tondu House Farm CF32 9HF
Cost: One day course 9.30am-4.30pm : £70

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TRADITIONAL WELSH BASKET, THE CYNTELL
The cyntell is a frame basket formed around a thick, dried willow or hazel hoop, with split and shaped willow ribs which is then woven with willow. The basket was made by farmers and used as a multi functional basket used around the farm to carry anything from harvest crops to washing and even babies. This two day course will
teach you all the skills needed to make these beautiful
baskets and you will also learn all about the history from
one of the legendary Cyntell maker's, Les Llewelyn who
has now retired from teaching but is passionate about
keeping the skills for the making of the Cyntell alive.

CYNTELL COURSE
Saturday 17, Sunday 18 April 2021

STEER Academy, Tondu House Farm CF32 9HF
Cost: Two day course 9.30am-4.30pm : £140

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