Split Willow Basketmaking – 8th and 9th September 2022


Split Willow Baskets – Thursday, 8th and Friday, 9th September

with Maggie Cooper

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

About Split Willow Baskets

Splitting willow rods is a therapeutic experience especially when  you will be able to use your split  willow ‘skeins’ to make a basket which will be made over this 2 day course.
All materials and tools supplied

Price: £170 includes refreshments – Please bring a packed lunch

There is an option for staying in the Whistlewood Yurt or Camping (see below for details).

To enquire about this course or book please email Maggie at mailto:magicooper62@gmail.com

You can visit Maggie’s website at http://www.maggiecooperbaskets.com

About Maggie Cooper

Basketmaking has been Maggie’s life, having began studying the subject at Bournville College of Art.

Maggie is interested in the natural world, art, and social history, and has found methods in her basketmaking to explore these subjects, for example making wattle and daub beehives, traps, cages, baskets and sculptures both modern and ancient.

She often likes to work with materials which she collects, and for many years she has been interested in using willows which have been specifically grown in her area for the craft.

Over the years she has shared her knowledge and skills with many people through demonstrations, workshops and talks, keeping these special crafts alive today.

Maggie Cooper  is a Yeoman Member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers and Freeman of the City of London

Staying in the Whistlewood Yurt or Camping

The beautiful Whistlewood Yurt is available on the night of the 8th September on a first come, first served basis and can sleep up to 6 adults comfortably. We also have options for camping and campervan pitches on the same night.

Come and enjoy the campfire spirit with like-minded people and you may experience one of Whistlewood’s fantastic sunsets or even a Rainbow!

If you would like to book this option please contact Helen at mailto:bookings@whistlewoodcommon.org.



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