New River Cottage Basket Making Workshop - taught by me!

I am so excited to officially announce that I will be teaching willow basket making workshops this year at River Cottage HQ in Dorset on the 3rd July and 18th September.

What makes this workshop so unique and exciting for me is that I have specifically developed this rectangular basket for River Cottage.  I’ve created a multi-functional basket – brilliant for collecting fruit and vegetables or for foraging, as well as great for holding jam jars full of your homemade preserves or bread.

I was very aware of the size that I wanted this basket to be, big enough to hold a decent glut but still perfect to nestle under your arm and able to swing along side you as you walk, (without of course the basket contents rolling out!)  My other aim was to capture the essence of River Cottage, this I’ve interpreted as a deep rustic border with a  lovely chunky handle.  To truly make this willow basket exclusive to River Cottage, alongside willow grown on the nearby Somerset Levels, when making our baskets we will be incorporating willow grown at River Cottage HQ.  To top it all, it’s been great to develop this new basket making workshop with the wonderful folks at River Cottage, including brilliant input from expert forager John Wright.

£145 for the day, including materials with tools provided.  This basket making workshop also includes a gorgeous River Cottage lunch, (having now taught several willow workshops at River Cottage HQ I can vouch that if I could, I would eat their lunches every day for the rest of my life!)  For more details and to book please click here or head to

I really look forward to teach you at River Cottage!  Sarah X