Courses and Events

Willow courses

As well as my own courses at my workshop in Froghall Wharf or at Foxt Village Hall, I teach at The Gardeners Bothy, Staunton Harold, Greenwood Days, the Greenwood Trust. Most courses are suitable for beginners or intermediates, materials, drinks and biscuits are included. Booking is essential as places are limited to 8 to ensure sufficient tuition time. Vouchers can be used at the courses at Foxt Village hall.

Please bear in mind that basketmaking is very hard on the hands. If you suffer from hand, wrist, finger or shoulder problems it may not be the course for you.

Private tuition in my workshop can be arranged. To book onto the courses just pop me an email on and I will send you an invoice. Payment will secure your place

Courses at Foxt Village Hall. Staffordshire Moorlands

Beginners basketmaking choose one day or two. Suitable for beginners or improvers

Friday 4th march / Saturday 5th March. 9.30 - 4.40/5pm

1 day Make a simple round basket/ fruit basket in one day

2 days make a larger round shopper with a handle over two days. –

£80 for 1 day £150 for 2 days


Obelisk plant supports - suitable for all learners

Friday 1st April -  ½ day £45 pp. am or Pm sessions.

Make a sturdy plant support to hold up your beans, sweet peas etc.


Willow hare sculpture - suitable for all learners

Friday 20th May Hares - £85 pp. Make a willow hare sculpture for your garden, We will make a seated moon gazing hare entirely from willow.


Make an oval shopping basket or vegetable basket. - suitable for improvers

2 days 11th and 12th June £150 . This course is suitable for people who have made at least one round basket before. We will make a sturdy, functional basket with a handle for crrrying shopping or veg from the garden. 


Asymmetric basket course – sat 23rd July £80 - Suitable for beginners and improvers

Make a lovely sculptural basket with  wooden handle, using a variety of Rachels colourful willows. This class is very popular so book dont leave it too late to book.


September 3 day course. Making a willow backpack,

Experienced learners only.  3 days in September, week to be arranged. Make a backback on a D shaped frame. Stake up and weave a curved belly, square corners. Make a lid to fit and hinges. Make the leatherwork, straps, buckles. Taking initital enquiries now.

Courses at the Greenwood Centre, Coalbrookdale - to book

Make a simple frame basket - Friday 18th March.

Round basket with a handle - 7th and 8th May








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