This is part of the 2021 course programme at The Old Kennels, Dunkerswell, Devon

Date of course: Tuesday and Wednesday 13/14th July 2021

£165 tbc plus materials approx £20

If you are interested please contact The Old Kennels for details and book on their website: https://theoldkennels.co.uk/courses

On this course you will make a small log or kindling basket depending on your level of skill. Beginners are welcome and will make a round kindling basket with hand holds that are integral. If you are an improver you could make a larger basket suitable for logs, or, if proficient, choose to make an oval log basket with integral or side handles and experiment with more complex weaves. Feet are an option if you want to give your basket that added extra.

The following courses are now postponed and will be rescheduled

Woven willow stool weekend course

8-19 April 2020 £240

9:30am-5:30pm (may run later on Sunday)

This newly added course is a rare opportunity to make something really special in two days.

On the first day make a post and rung stool using traditional furniture making techniques with Ambrose Vevers

On the second day learn the almost forgotten craft of stripped willow chair seating with Hilary Burns

Set in a beautiful off-grid timber framed barn with a roaring fire and great company, surrounded by woodlands on the edge of Dartmoor near Ashburton. The course includes materials, refreshments and a wholesome lunch both days made by Ambrose’s sister, Emily.

Come away with beautiful and practical woven stripped willow stool.

Open to all abilities

TO BOOK PLEASE GO TO AMBROSE VEVERS WEBSITE http://www.ambrosevevers.com/courses

Date of course: 10/11 July 2020

I am a co-founder of Basketry and Beyond: basketryandbeyond.org.uk. In 2020 we are organising two courses: Buoy Baskets with Lois Walpole in Helston, Cornwall and Azorean Lunch Baskets with Aida Bairos in Hope Cove, Devon


Three buoy baskets by Lois Walpole

27/28 and 29th March 2020, CAST, 3 Penrose Road, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8TP

Course cost £180

Lois Walpole will be bringing her recycling and basketmaking expertise to West Cornwall where she will be leading this 3 day exploratory workshop.

She will be guiding you through the entire process of developing utilitarian and/or sculptural forms and structures from found materials gleaned from local coves and beaches.

The course will include

  • a preliminary beachcombing session
  • an inspirational introductory talk
  • examination, selection and preparation of materials
  • experimenting with a variety of basketmaking techniques  
  • development of individual projects

Lois trained in sculpture, basket making and product design. She is a designer and maker of baskets, furniture and art works. Her work combines the techniques and often the forms of basketry with the detritus of consumerism and the natural materials of her immediate environment.

Her most recent touring exhibition is titled ‘Weaving Ghosts’, based on materials found washed up
on Shetland beaches.

ACCOMMODATION, details available on reques
For further information: 01736 762055 or geraldine@basketryandbeyond.org.uk


April 25th/26th 2020

Hope Cove, Devon

Price to be confirmed.

Enquiries please through this website contact page