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Log basket course

This new two day log basket course will enable you to weave your very own log basket. Using many different weaves you will learn a lot of basketry techniques and take home a fabulous log basket for your home.
For intermediate and advanced students



Make a log basket to sit next to your fireside in the winter months
To attend this course you need to have previously woven a stake and strand basket. This course will include different techniques of willow weaving and basket making. To start you will learn how to create a large round base with hidden joins. Sarah will talk you through different types of weave so you can design the sides of your basket. Finally you will turn the side stakes down to be a beautiful border and then add twisted handles. You will go home with a beautiful log basket for your home which will last a lifetime.

This course is £160 payable by Stripe, Paypal, bank transfer or by cheque. The course will be held between 10:00am and 4:00pm over two days in Nantgarw China Works Museum, Cardiff.

All materials and tools are provided and you take home everything you make. Please bring any refreshments, snacks and a packed lunch with you.

If the course is full please leave your email address on the waiting list and you will be notified when a new date is added.


Sarah Hatton, the course tutor, has been willow weaving since 2008. She has been involved in many large scale projects, most recently producing 70 gift baskets for the World Leaders attending the NATO Summit in Newport. Sarah was awarded the Craft Showcase Award 2015 at Made by Hand, Cardiff. She grows her own willow in Caerphilly which gives her a yearlong sustainable source of willow.
Guided by your tutor Sarah she will take you through the course step by step and will make sure that you go home with something you are proud of.

Terms of cancellation

If you are unable to attend a course please let us know as soon as possible.

  • If a cancellation is made 28 days or more before the course start date then a full refund will be given.
  • If a cancellation is made between 28 days and 14 days before the course start date and we are able to allocate your place to another student, then a 50% refund will be given. In the event that we are unable to allocate your place to another student, no refund will be given.
  • If a cancellation is made less than 14 days before the course start date then no refund will be given.

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Additional information


26th and 27th October 2024, Future date