Basketry

Basketry Courses in London

City Lit is proud to be one of the only providers of adult education in Basketry. Our flagship courses are our two-year beginners’ course and our advanced year-long course; both taught by some of the UKs most respected makers and boasting alumni who have gone on to exhibit internationally. We offer specialist courses in willow and rush as well as less traditional materials and techniques such as random weave basketry.

Our exceptional teaching team are all practicing basket makers who contribute to a vibrant contemporary crafts scene worldwide. Learners benefit from their wealth of technical skill and are inspired by their creative ambition.

We supply all materials for our courses which are run in our purpose built studio. We encourage learners to take their work home and keep practicing between sessions to get the most out of their courses. Our basketry programme is small to ensure we don’t diminish the quality of delivery and our places do fill quickly.

Browse our range of Basketry courses in London below to choose your perfect option.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Try it out: basketry
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Make a small basket using the interesting basketry technique of Plaiting which is used throughout the world.



    Be amazed by the potential of plaited basketry which will leave you wanting to learn more.



    This course is ideal for beginners, or students wishing to refresh basic bias plaited basketry techniques.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  2. Basketry techniques for contemporary craft makers
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    If you are looking to learn a number of basketry techniques to use on your professional contemporary craft practice, this is the course for you.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
  3. Intermediate and higher willow basketry: square work
    Course start date:  Fri 18 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    In this course, you will learn the basics of square willow work by making a small rectangular basket.



    This is not a beginners course, you will need to have experience in basketry making at intermediate level.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
  4. Rush basketry
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Using traditional techniques you will make a variety of baskets with this native plant. There will be the opportunity to try experimental work with rush and other materials. All levels are welcome.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
  5. Contemporary willow basketry
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Experiment with unconventional willow baskets and structures, within a traditional context. This course guides you through new textures and forms using a variety of techniques from Europe and beyond.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00
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  6. Basketry: weaving in willow
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Explore basic willow basketry structures and weaves. This course will guide beginners through a simple project to make a small, round, functional basket.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
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  7. Make a willow basket in two evenings
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Make a small bread or fruit basket over two evening sessions. Suitable for beginners as an introduction to traditional willow basketry techniques, or for those with some experience wanting to refresh their skills.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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