Willow Shopping Trolley 2 Day Course (intermediate – advanced level) – Sat 28th & Sun 29th May


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Time: 10:00 – 4:30. Price: £85-£190

Learn how to make a shopping trolley chair from sustainably coppiced willow & hazel.

Using beautiful English willow you will create a truly unique but practical piece.

Day 1- you will mark out, cut, sand & seal, drill & ‘dry’ assemble the base to check the position of the handle, wheels & upstand. You will shape the handle, upstand & make a sealing polish for both your base & handle & apply one coat. By the end of the day you will have your willow stakes (uprights in place) ready to begin weaving the wale.

Day 2- you will start to weave & shape the basket, incorporating the handle as you weave. You will border the top of the basket, then bolt on the wheels & knock/glue in the upstand to complete the piece.

Suitable for those who have already made round baskets & understand how to do a 3 rod wale & simple weaves & have some degree of confidence & competence making out, measuring, using a drill & cutting tools (such as secateurs & saws)


  • this course is physically demanding & requires a lot of standing, moving around, bending, lifting & a good degree of manual dexterity is needed
  • This course is recommended to intermediate and advanced students

Level-  intermediate/advanced

Course Booking Terms and Conditions:

Deposits are half the course fee and are non-refundable. Receipt of deposit secures your place. Because of the long process time to buy and prepare materials for your course, a course can be moved to another course date up to 4 weeks before the course start date and not after this time. When booking you are agreeing to these terms.