Basket Making

A classic craft with a contemporary flair.

Great Britain has a long tradition of basket making and techniques  we use today were developed thousands of years ago.

We offer two distinct types of basket making. Both are easy to pick up, perfect for absolute beginners and both produce marvellous results.

Rush Baskets are made from natural ‘Bull’ rushes, harvested from the marshes  and worked while green and damp- each new rush being woven into the path of the previous one. The shapes are moulded over forms and worked without tools. As  each rush is unique, the basket has a beautiful individual quality and lasts for years as its fibres stay strong yet pliable.

Willow Baskets were what we used to carry our shopping home in before the invention of plastic bags. Over one day, experienced basket maker John Page will guide you through the stages of making a gorgeous traditional shallow basket in English Willow. This is an excellent beginners’ project in ‘stake and strand’ technique resulting in very durable and strong structure.

All tools and materials supplied.
Rush Basket Making at The Goodlife Centre

Start day Date Start time End time Course name Course length Price Good to Know Details Register
Sat 02/12/2017 10:00 17:00 WILLOW BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Make a bread basket Details Register
Sat 13/01/2018 10:00 17:00 RUSH BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Make a bread basket Details Register
Sat 03/02/2018 10:00 17:00 WILLOW BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Make a bread basket Details Register
Sat 03/03/2018 10:00 17:00 RUSH BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Make a bread basket Details Register
Sat 24/03/2018 10:00 17:00 WILLOW BASKET MAKING 1 day £115 Make a bread basket Details Register

Contact the Goodlife Centre today! Call Alison on 0207 760 7613 or email alison@thegoodlifecentre.co.uk