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Oval shopping basket course

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



Make an oval shopping basket
This course will include different techniques of willow weaving and basket making. This is a new two day course to give you time to practice the techniques that will be introduced to you. This course will show you how to set out an oval base and give you tips to stop the twist. It will then introduce you to a range of weaves that you can choose from for you side weaving. Then show you different ways to weave your handle. You will have a wonderful day in a beautiful setting learning an ancient craft.

This course is not suitable for beginners, you need experience of making a basket before attending this course.

This course is £150 payable by Stripe, Paypal, bank transfer or by cheque. The course will be held between 10:00am and 4:00pm 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. You will be notified when a new course date is added.


Sarah Hatton, the course tutor, has been willow weaving since 2008. She has been involved in many large scale projects, including 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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