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Make your very own Basket from Willow

Make your very own Basket from Willow

You will be learning about willow production, harvesting and storage. Learn all the different types of willow. Preparation for your very own basket. Making the base then bringing up the sides and finishing with the boarder, learning all the different terms of basketmaking e.g. slewing, upsetting and wailing! I…
7 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Equipment, Drinks
Hosted in

What's included

Tea and coffee
All necessary tools

Your host



I am a willow and textile artist and run Craftsmidwales, you can visit web site. I have been working with willow for 40+ years and have considerable experience of making and teaching all things 'willow'. I love passing on the knowledge of this ancient craft and am a qualified teacher. I am hoping to run other related workshops in the future, including living willow, garden supports, willow sculpture, spinning from natural fibre and weaving also. If you are interested contact me regarding workshops in any of the other subjects.

Where you'll be

The class will be held in my workshop which is a converted hay barn set in a traditional welsh farmyard on the Welsh mountains. We are are on the escarpment of the Cambrian mountains in upland Montgomeryshire at 1100 feet with spectactular 40 mile views looking east down the Trannon and Severn valleys.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Accommodation can be provided if available as I have two holiday lets on Airbnb, The Granary, Llanidloes sleeps 6 and The Goetre Llanidloes sleeps 13. Not suitable for under 10 years old. 7 hour day.
craft class
Make your very own Basket from Willow
New experience
From £90/person
New experience
From £90/person