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baskets course – 2 days

This baskets course is aimed at beginners and improvers.  If you have made a few baskets before, please also see our Improvers Basketry Course.

date:16-17 Feb 2019 (full)
14-15 Sept 2019
15-16 Feb 2020
overview:Transform sweet smelling willow into a beautiful and useful basket; no experience needed. Using tried and tested techniques and a variety of willow basketry weaves, you’ll go home with a round-base basket and the techniques to be able to make more.
start time:day 1: 9.30am tea/ introductions for 10am start
day 2: 10am start
lunch:approx 1pm - 2pm
please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided.
finish time:approx 4.30pm each day
cost:£120 per person
cancellations:we will provide a full refund if you cancel your place more than 14 days in advance of the course start date. Please note that we will be unable to refund your course fee or transfer you to another course if you cancel your place less than 14 days before the start of the course.
what to wear:You will be inside for the entire course. Please note that for the majority of each day you will be sitting on cushions on the floor. This is the way that basketry is traditionally done and I have yet to find a better way to approach it!
course size:maximum of 8 participants
what to bring:Please bring some sharp secateurs and a sharp pocket knife if you have any. If not, there are some available to borrow. All other tools and materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring along any interesting tools!
how to book:Booking Form
location:Courses and volunteer days are held at Bore Place, between Edenbridge and Sevenoaks, Kent. Bore Place is an environmental and educational charity on a 500 acre organic dairy farm, set in beautiful low weald countryside. Converted farm buildings and a Jacobean Manor House offer accommodation if required, with walks and local pubs to enjoy when you’re not wooding! Directions will be sent to you once you’ve booked on a course and can also be accessed from the Workshop Directions Page.
accommodation:Camping facilities are available (toilet and shower) for £25 per night. Please contact Bore Place for more information.
Limited Bed and Breakfast options are also available, with prices starting from £83.40 per person. For B&B, please contact Bore Place for more information.
There are also two beautiful yurts on site - see Free Range Glamping for more information.
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