Basket Weaving Workshop

Maximum spaces per order is 4. Please contact us for group bookings.
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Femke started weaving willow baskets after a woven backpack course with Annemarie o’Sullivan in Sussex, and has since started planting willow cuttings into the very wet soil on the farm. Baskets to transport agricultural produce have always been a fascination for Femke, who completed a Masters degree in Product design. She observed the use of a type of very large conical back carrying basket for traditional grape harvesting at her first workplace in Valtellina, Italy. Now woven backpacks and smaller picking baskets to carry across the body, often using hand made fabric for the straps, have become her main focus.


Join Femke for a relaxed workshop of crafting your own small basket out of willow grown on our organic farm, Fellow's Farm in Suffolk. 

Learn how to make a lovely spiralling base and different ways to fill in the sides, the techniques used for this small round gathering basket can be extended to bread bannetons or fruit & bread baskets. 

The class will be held over the course of the day from 10am - 4pm and will include all material for your basket plus a tasty lunch from the bakehouse.


"I would like to say I had a fantastic time! It far exceeded my expectations as did the quality of the baskets we were able to make :) Huge thank you" - Emily Mitchell


Class location

e5 Bakehouse


Arch 395-396
Mentmore Terrace
E8 3PH
United Kingdom


The closest station is London Fields or Hackney Central (both Overground stations). There are permit holder parking restrictions on the surrounding streets between 8.30am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday, there should be available parking outside of these times.

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 5.30pm // Saturday to Sunday : 8am - 5:30pm

Class cancellations

Cancellation - We appreciate that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to change the date of your booking, please give us as much notice as possible in order for us to refund or transfer your booking.

  • Bookings cancelled more than 14 days prior to the start of a course will be refunded or alternatively you may transfer to another date free of charge. 
  • Bookings cancelled within 14 days of the date of a course are non-refundable and non-transferable, the only exception being if we are able to refill your place. If we are able to do so you may transfer to another date. 
  • Refunds cannot be issued on any unattended classes without prior notice.