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Tuition from Les Llewellyn - Basketmaker


The cyntell is constructed from a thick, dried willow or hazel hoop which is curved around a circular forma and left to dry, split and shaped willow form the ribs which are also curved around formas and left to dry, the basket is then woven with buff or brown willow inserting more green ribs as required.

Les will teach you the basic skills involved in these techniques, how to use the tools required and how to select and shape your material. At the end of the two days you will have mastered the skills and made a beautiful traditional Welsh basket.


Les Llewellyn, Basketmaker • telephone: 01656 646311 • email


Cyntell Tuition

Two day tuition learning the skills to make this traditional Welsh basket.

The first day will be spent making the Cyntell hoops and preparation of ribs using formas.

The second day will be learning how to weave the Cyntell using traditional methods.

Tuition is based in Les's workshop in Bridgend and costs £150 for the two day course.
Price includes all materials used.

Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Please contact Les on 01656 646311 for more information or to arrange a date.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my two day's tuition with Les. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and Les is a very patient and encouraging teacher. I'm now the proud owner of a beautiful Cyntell basket."