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A basket making course tailor-made for you

Learn how to make a basket
Always wanted to learn how to braid / weave baskets, or do you already have experience but would like to improve yourself? Be sure to read on!

What could be better than learning something new, or improving yourself at something? In this course, I gather all my knowledge and passion to teach you all about basketry/braiding. 

What can I expect during a basket-making course?
You can attend a 2-day course or register for just 1 day. During the course, you will learn all about sorting and soaking willow and basket weaving. A typical day lasts from 9.30am to 4pm, with a lunch break between 12.30pm and 1pm.

Everyone starts by weaving a round basket. Through individual guidance, however, it is possible to discuss possibilities for new creations afterwards. 

Whether you come for 1 or 2 days, you will always go home at the end of the day with a self-woven basket after the first course ! 

Already experienced ? No problem, then in consultation with me you can decide what you want to make! Possible ideas are: a cone, angel, feeder, alternative Easter tree, mushroom and much more.

What's included in the price? 

Price for 1 day: 75 euros (Incl 21% VAT)

Price for 2 consecutive days (Friday and Saturday):  140 euros (incl 21% VAT)


  • Personal assistance throughout the entire day
  • 1 kg of willow (unbarked) per day *
  • Assistance possible in 3 languages: English, French, and Dutch 

*To avoid misunderstandings all baskets will be weighed. If they weigh more than 1 kg, a surcharge/kg will be charged. All baskets made in peeled willow will be charged seperately as well. 

Is this experience for me? 

This course is tailored both for beginners as well as for people with former experience who want to learn more about basketry and improve their skills. Given the maximum number of 6 à 7 participants per course it really allows for individual guidance. It would be my pleasure to share my passion for basketry with you. 

What should I take with me? 

  • Lunch 
  • Pruner 
  • Sharp knife

Organization of the course / workshop

We'll work in my atelier, but if the weather is good, we can sit outside.
I make a  package for everyone with the necessary tools to use, etc. throughout the workshop.

Participation at your own risk.

Sign up

You can sign up by contacting me via email or phone. The registration is only valid from the moment the money is transferred. Given the soaking time of the willow it is required to sign up latest 2 weeks prior to the course.  

Possible dates Spring 2024 (Januari - April)

- Friday 16 Februari  / Saterday 17 Februari        full

- Friday 23 Februari / Saterday 24 Februari       full

- Friday 1 March / Saterday 2 March         full

- Friday 29 March / Saterday 30 March     full

- Friday 5 April / Saterday 6 April           full

- Friday 26 April / Saterday 27 April       full

- Additional two-day Beginner's Course, Thursday 9 May and Friday 10 May (Ascension Day)   full

- Additional two-day Beginner's Course, Friday 14 June and Saturday 15 June     full

Courses on request in my workshop

Would you like to offer a workshop for your association, company, school, friends or family? This is possible from 6 participants onwards in my studio. The subject depends on the experience and time frame available.

Cost on request.

Course at your location

This is perfectly possible. From 8 people I teach at the place where you organize this. The subject is dependent on the experience and time frame available.

Cost on request.

Personal coaching, for 2 people

Based on many of your requests, I organize personalized accompaniments (always 2 students together), with the aim of being able to weave baskets independently. The course runs over a certain period, 4 to 6 months, with 2 course moments per month. After each course moment, the student is given a practice assignment, making a number of similar baskets. These will be analyzed during the next session. Topics include round basket, oval basket, rectangular basket, borders and handles. The program can be adjusted in mutual consultation. The materials needed for this course are purchased by the student and the baskets made become the property of the student.

Cost on request.

Other info

  • Location: Zandstraat 47, 3140 Keerbergen, Belgium
  • Bank account number:  IBAN, BE61 9730 5814 0117  BIC, ARSPBE22
  • Until 3 weeks prior to the course you can cancel free of charge, afterwards you'll have to find somebody to replace you yourself. 
  • In the absence of a sufficient amount of participants, the right to cancel the course is reserved.  
  • Parking: on our side of the street and / or on our driveway


Custom made course? 

Besides the regular courses I am spesialised in tailoring courses to your needs. Do you have an idea? Feel free to contact me for more information or questions about a possible collaboration. 

Hi, my name is Lieve Lieckens and I am an artisan basket weaver by profession.

I am specialised in custom made baskets, the creation of giants, and delivering services such as courses and presentations. Quality is guaranteed by the usage of the right materials and through craftsmanship. All my products are ecologic and sustainable.

Interested? Contact me!