Come down to the Barn @ D’oyleys and spend the most relaxing day with our basket maker Louise Arthur.  You may well have seen her if you visited Cornbury Festival this year!!

Weaving people and nature together. Louise is passionate about making and teaching basketry with a variety of hedgerow, woodland and wetland plants. She champions the sustainability and process of her craft.

Make a beautiful bowl shaped basket with a willow or hazel wood handle, then filled in with willow weaving rods… perfect for fruit, eggs, vegetables or small stylish shopper!  Learn how to weave from nature’s most sustainable materials. Although suitable for those with no experience a full day of weaving can be tiring!!

We will provide you with the materials that you will need for the class as well as endless refreshments and a delicious grazing board lunch!!

Book fast to avoid disappointment!!!