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Willow Basket Making

10am - 5pm

With Mandy Coates.

Gorgeous and functional.

With acclaimed basket maker Mandy Coates, you’ll learn traditional techniques to create a round willow basket, using Mandy’s home grown willow.

There will be an option to add gathered materials from the hedgerow which Mandy will bring.


Mandy Coates is an acclaimed basket maker, known for her traditional and contemporary baskets in willow, rush and hedgerow materials. For almost 30 years Mandy has been weaving baskets, from log to shopping, as well as seating, plant supports and traditional repairs. Mandy’s work has been exhibited widely in numerous galleries and she has a busy teaching and demonstrating schedule at numerous events and intuitions. An extremely popular tutor, Mandy conveys her passion for using the simple tools and differently coloured home-grown willow in the holistic practice of basket making.

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