Basketry Courses in London

We offer a number of courses in basket making, ranging from the two-year City Lit Basketry Course, covering a great many techniques, to short courses specialising in willow or rush and other, less traditional materials and techniques, such as random weave. There are courses for both beginners and those with some experience.

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  1. Rush basketry

    Rush basketry

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    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 welcome. Materials provided.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  2. Contemporary willow basketry

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Random weave basketry: explore line, form and space

    Random weave basketry: explore line, form and space

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduction to a simple interwoven technique for making unique and unusual baskets and containers. Vary materials and scale to make fine work which could become jewellery, or larger scale work to produce sculptural forms. For beginners and students with some experience.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Try it out: basketry

    Try it out: basketry

    Course Date: Mon 30 Mar 2020
    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. For beginners, or students wishing to refresh basic bias plaited basketry techniques.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn new skills to explore and expand your existing skill set. Using coiled basketry techniques the emphasis will be on developing ideas and practice through personal research, and working with a range of materials.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  6. Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Random weave basketry techniques worked together with felting processes can be used to investigate and explore relationships between internal and extrenal space, structure and surface. For complete beginners, and students with experience of basketry and/or felting.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  7. Make a willow basket in two evenings

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 12 Dec 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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