Wild woods basketry with James Dyson [Sold Out]


Venue Northwoods, Dartington

Running time 360 minutes


£65, materials included

Next date 8th September 10:00 am

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james dyson basket weaving

About this course

7 July / 8 September, all 10am to 4pm

In these one day courses set on a beautiful, peaceful site in the heart of our North Woods, you’ll transform sweet smelling willow into a beautiful and useful basket.

Using tried and tested techniques and a variety of willow basketry weaves, you’ll go home with a simple round stake and strand basket and the techniques to be able to make more.

The morning will be spent bringing you up to speed on the anatomy and structure of the material you are using, along with advice on where to source materials for weaving including alternative woodland/hedgerow foraged materials.

Once you have created a base to your basket we progress into weaving the side walls before locking them in with a border.

Weaving willow is a very satisfying craft and here you gain the opportunity to relax and learn at one of our stunning woodland venues around the camp fire.

We operate from a basic woodland venue with rustic furniture around the campfire so do feel free to bring along additional items for your comfort throughout the day.

There will be hot and cold water for drinks and a compost toilet for your comfort. Please bring along a packed lunch and snacks.

All ages welcome but under 18s must be in attendance with a parent or guardian.

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Booking T&Cs

For more information, please contact: crafted@dartington.org
Advance booking only
Course details subject to change
Please note: 25% of your course fee is non-refundable should you need to cancel your place

About the Craft Revolution

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Sunday 8th September

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.


As a member, you’ll feel much more a part of our work, helping us to create a Dartington that is fit for the 21st century and is a model and test-bed for a sustainable society. You'll also get access to a wide range of great benefits, both on our estate and at partners across south Devon.