Welsh Hazel Basketry Courses 2017

  • Courses run at Bron Haul Farm, LL22 9DY (please scroll down for course descriptions)

Swallows nest - Monday March 6th and Sunday March 19th

Small Basket -    Thu/Fri March 9th/10th, Sat/Sun March 25th/26th and Thu/Fri April 27th/28th


Contact r.pybus@tinyworld.co.uk to book a place (50% fee required)


  • Course run at the Woodland Skills Centre,  LL16 4DT

Small Basket -    Sat/Sun March 4th/5th


Book at http://woodlandskillscentre.co.uk/




Swallow’s Nest Basket (2-4 students)

This 1 day course is suitable for beginners. You will learn knife skills to dress the hazel handle and cleave and

dress ribs for your basket. You will then weave out your basket using material that has been prepared for you.

£80 inc all materials and refreshments.


Small Hazel  Basket (2-4 students)

This 2 day course is for students with some experience with greenwood crafts or weaving. You will learn

knife skills to cleave and dress ribs, prepare and dress weaving strips and then use this material to make a

small frame basket. £150 inc all materials and refreshments.



Small Hazel Basket – Advanced (3 days)

This course is intended for students who are very experienced greenwood workers/coppice workers/basketmakers who would like to add hazel basketry techniques to their repertoire. Students will make a small hazel basket and there will be time to go into the woods to harvest suitable hazel rods and have a go at making a hoop for your next basket. There will be more time to practice making and dressing strip. Please contact me to discuss your requirements and arrange dates.