Stake and Strand Basket Making

Basketry making is the weaving of unspun vegetable fibers, usually to form a container. Baskets making done from any wood, vine, leaf, or fiber that could be formed into a desirable shape. Basket making survives in many parts of the world today in forms, techniques, and materials similar to those used in past ages. While continuing as a living tradition, it has undergone a revival of interest among craftspeople, leading to new forms of expression.

Because the art of basket weaving spans the globe, the terms and terminology used in this basket making craft is universal. Basket weaving terms are descriptive terms used to identify the tools and materials required, along with terminology related to basket weaving textures, styles, techniques. Some descriptions are exclusive to basketry, while others are also relative to other crafts and activities.  Stake and Strand baskets are the 'type that you will find in current 'professional' basket making, basically introduced from Roman times. The material used will be local willow, and sometimes 'peeled willow' that is with the bark removed.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs.

Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee) No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.

All materials and tools are provided for you on the day. You will need to bring a packed lunch - drinks are provided! Wear suitable clothes for working outdoors.