Wild Basketry

Basket Making Courses in Sussex with Native HandsWild Basketry courses are all about foraging our materials from the hedgerow and land in a sustainable way and making a beautiful, useful basket to take home with you. We aim to give you a satisfying learning experience as well as an enjoyable time away from it all.

Courses are usually held outdoors in woodland. We always have a camp-fire, plenty of hot drinks, home-made cake, & some cover just in case. To support you in getting the most from your time, some simple and enjoyable nature connection activities are an integral part of the course. There’s a camping option so that you can make a full weekend of it. It’s great to do these courses with friends & loved ones.

Scroll down this page to see this year’s courses, or check out the calendar.

Like our Wild Pottery Courses, Wild Basketry Courses are suitable for beginners as well as those with experience. Groups are kept small (max. 10 people) to support your learning. Courses are designed for adults, but 16-18 year olds are welcome if accompanied by a participating, responsible adult.

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bramble basket courses in sussex Bespoke courses: we can arrange a course for your group and possibly also at your venue. Please get in touch to discuss your ideas/wishes.

Tutor Ruby Taylor: a qualified teacher with over 15 years’ experience, Ruby’s appreciated for her ability to teach the techniques of basketry with clarity, patience and humour. Her courses are popular for their relaxed and inclusive atmosphere. From both formal training and her own experimentation, Ruby has a breadth and depth of knowledge.

I wanted to thank you again  for the lovely basket workshop. It was so relaxed yet focused, clear modelling with space to crack on and explore with your supportive skills and knowledge on tap.  Richard

Courses: click on any image below for a full description, dates & booking info.
You can also check out our courses calendar and sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date with new courses etc.

bramble baskets
Bramble Berry Baskets
Bramble & wild rose frame basket
Bramble & Wild Rose Baskets
Wild Cordage (string)







wild fire-making course sussex
Wild Fire-Making
rush and wild rose baskets
Rush & Wild Rose Baskets
rush basketry
Reed Mace (‘bulrush’) Basketry








bone needles
Bone Needles
grass baskets, coiled
Grass Baskets
bark baskets
Bark Containers
coiled reed mace basket
Reed Mace (not currently scheduled)







woven rush phone case
Rush twined pouch (not currently scheduled)








Evening classes

basketry evening class venue in sussex

These are held in a delightful indoor, town-centre venue, usually between October and March. A variety of content is offered.

To see what’s happening check out our courses calendar, or hover over ‘Evening classes’ under ‘Courses’ in the drop-down menu above.