Introduction to Basket Weaving Workshop

Saturday 23 March 2024

10am – 1pm


Basket weaving is an important craft that can be traced back over 4,500 years. As the materials for basket weaving were all around our ancestors- plant roots, vines, brambles, grasses, rushes and tree branches, as a result the art of basket weaving was quickly mastered, and baskets were widely produced and used to transport a range of products.

The industry declined because of  the advent of plastics, but artisan wicker products, including baskets, remain in demand.

Course Details:

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Long Room, String of Horses 

(please notify us via, at the earliest convenience, if you have any mobility issues.)

Fee: £45 per person (£40 for members)

(includes museum admission fee of £14.00 per adult).

This course is suitable for anyone interested in making an attractive and functional basket from natural materials.

Throughout the workshop, you will be guided through the basics of basket weaving using willow.

The tutor will lead demonstrations, set tasks and provide tips and techniques for you to create your own basket to take home with you.

hand woven open bakseets

The course will cover:
  • How to choose and prepare materials for weaving;
  • How to use the appropriate tools;
  • Different types of weave techniques;
  • How to create a Danish basket.
Tutor Details:

Our tutor has a wealth of experience in greenwood working and has delivered a number of workshops exclusively for Avoncroft, including introductory and advanced basket making workshops.

Participant information: All materials are provided.

Refreshments: Breakfast tea and filter coffee are provided free of charge. The Museum tearoom, serving a range of sandwiches, will also be open.

Cancellation Policy: All workshops are non-refundable.

Book a place on the basket weaving workshop today places are limited.