WILLOW KINDLING BASKET :: Thursday 9th & Friday 10th July 2020




With Hilary Burns – website

On this course you will make a small log or kindling basket depending on your level of skill. Beginners are welcome and will make a round kindling basket with hand holds that are integral. If you are an improver you could make a larger basket suitable for logs, or, if proficient, choose to make an oval log basket with integral or side handles and experiment with more complex weaves. Feet are an option if you want to give your basket that added extra.

Hilary is an experienced tutor and is happy to discuss your requirements in advance so that she can bring suitable materials. We will use brown willow from the Somerset Levels and incorporate coloured bark varieties from my collection of willow varieties.

£165 (plus materials approximately £20)



Other useful details ...

Courses run 10am – 4pm, we will be glad to welcome you for coffee from 9.45am.

A selection of teas, coffee and soft drinks are inclusive and served throughout the day.

Lunch is served as a ‘bring and share’ sit down buffet, please bring a small plate of food to share, or lunch can be provided by pre-booking at a cost of £5.

Each course has a detailed requirements list so you know if there is anything in particular you will need to bring or wear. We try and keep this minimal and supply most of what you need, but we know that people also like to bring their own ‘kit’ if they have it. Please ensure you read your list carefully and do ask if there is anything that isn’t clear!

We also offer 4* B&B accommodation please enquire or see our course accommodation page full details – it is worth noting that during course times we only have attendees staying here so our accommodation is not available through the usual online system.

Printable directions and Google Map links to help you find The Old Kennels can be found on our  ‘How to Find Us’ page (sat nav will not bring you to the door as being rural the postcode area is quite large).

For answers to some frequently asked questions about courses please see our FAQs’ page.