On-site weaving and basket making workshops

Willow Weaving and Basket Making

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Weaving is a heritage craft that has been used for generations across the world.

Glen Dye offers you the perfect setting to be able to build on a new skill of craftsmanship, and to leave the class with something you have made.

Glen Dye offers you the perfect setting to be able to build on a new skill of craftsmanship, and to leave the class with something you have made. All classes are designed to be equal parts challenging, engaging, rewarding and fun. Most are suitable for all ages.

About

Weaving is an ancient craft as old as history itself. On each of our willow weaving workshops, you’ll learn time-honoured techniques and take home a sustainable souvenir made with your own hands.

There are several different options available, each resulting in a different build of basket. Enjoyable and therapeutic, weaving is a creative and collaborative way to experience mindfulness while immersed in the great outdoors.

Your Instructor

Your teacher on this course is Helen Jackson who is a member of The Basketmakers’ Association and the Heritage Crafts Association. She integrates traditional techniques of willow basketmaking with new ideas and form, using willow, grasses and rush.

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All of our experiences are immersive, interesting and fun and exclusive to guests staying with us at Glen Dye.

Let us know the dates of your stay (or date range if you haven’t booked yet) and which experience you’re interested in and our team will get back to you quickly to arrange the details.

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