Willow Garden Trug


6 in stock

6 in stock

Workshop Overview

What can be nicer than making your own garden trug for your garden flowers/produce?

In this workshop, you will learn about the basic techniques used in framework basketry. From the starting hoop, adding ribs, adding a handle and where applicable, packing to create form/shape.

Willow garden trugs are also beautiful baskets to use about the house, for bread, for fruit and even for catching all the bits and bobs that float around the room, looking for a home.



Time Activity
10:00 Registration, Tea and homemade shortbread or Welsh cakes on arrival
10:15 Preparing the frame/hoop and ribs
11:30 Morning break with homemade cake of the day.
11:45 Work on shape, consistency and rhythm in design.
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Continue working on shape, consistency and rhythm in design.
15:30 Afternoon break with more homemade cake
15:45 Add a handle and pick off ends
17:00 Workshop finishes with celebratory group photograph.


What You Will Learn

Gill Jones Basket Slide

During this workshop, you will:

  • How to handle the tools and equipment for framework basketry safely and correctly;
  • Discuss how garden trug frames and ribs are made and/or set for framework basketry projects;
  • How to join frames and ribs to create your garden trug;
  • The basic weaving techniques used for framework;
  • How to add ribs to your garden trug;
  • How to add a handle to complete your garden trug

What You Will Take Home

At the end of the workshop, you will take home your completed willow garden trug, ready to gather your harvest.

Important Details

The Rural Skills Centre will provide:

  • All materials and equipment to make your willow garden trug;
  • Tea/Coffee and lots of cake;
  • A light lunch (please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements;
  • Parking; and
  • Accessible facilities.
  • Willow Obelisk


Suitable for Beginners Icon

This ‘Willow Garden Trug’ workshop is suitable for anyone particularly suitable for beginners.


This workshop is taught by Gill from Rural Skills Centre