During a one day workshop try your hands at a traditional skill making your very own willow basket in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere under the tuition of an experienced teacher. Small groups of no more than eight people will learn basic techniques. Everybody goes home with a finished basket. 


The course takes place at our studio in Baurnafea, runs from 10am – 5pm and costs 85 euro per person. All materials, your morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea are included in the price.






Courses 2022:

At the moment we are really busy. New course dates for workshops happening at our studio will be published in late summer.

Tinahely, Co. Wicklow:

Feb 5th, April 2nd, June 18th, Sept 24th, Oct 22nd, Nov 19th

please contact Phillip Hadden on 087 816 8457 to book a place,

River Orchard Project, Co. Kilkenny:

July 2nd, August 6th

If you want to organise a basket making course yourself, for instance with a group of friends or colleagues, and have a suitable venue, Heike will travel a reasonable distance to teach and she will bring all required materials and tools. 

If you are a community group in Counties Carlow or Kilkenny, you can apply to the ETB Community Education Service for funding of tuition fees. Contacts are Siobhan O`Brien for Kilkenny and Fiona Dunne for Carlow.