a cooperation of: 

Korbmacher-Museum Dalhausen

Volkshochschul- Zweckverband 
Diemel - Egge -Weser

Ursula und Hansgert
Die Manufaktur für Korb- Möbel und Geflecht.

supported by:

Korbmacherinnung Düsseldorf


a cooperation of:

Korbmacher-Museum Dalhausen


Volkshochschul- Zweckverband

Diemel - Egge -Weser


Ursula und Hansgert


Die Manufaktur für Korb- Möbel und Geflecht.


supported by:

Korbmacherinnung Düsseldorf




General Information:


All events take place at Korbmacher Museum Dalhausen,

Lange Reihe 23,

37688 Beverungen - Dalhausen

Weserbergland / Germany



We think that anyone who works creatively needs good food.

A delicious vegetarian lunch can be booked prior to the seminar.

Well known for its quality,  Bruns´ country inn will provide the food.

Drinks are offered all day.

The cost is 10, - €  (its not included in the course fee.)

You can pay on site.


All material costs are paid directly to the instructor on site.


We like to assist in arranging accommodation.

Ask us ( see below) or the staff of the Tourist Info Beverungen

Phone: 0049 (0) 5273 / 392-221


Applications and booking:

Registrations are now open and will be accepted

only at the VHS Beverungen office.

Please contact:

Christina Lippenmeyer

Weserstrasse. 16

37688 Beverungen

Phone: 0049 (0) 5273 / 392-125

e-mail: vhs@beverungen.de

Special terms and conditions of the VHS

There are special terms and conditions for the "Academy Flechtsommer 2018" deviating from the regular VHS conditions.

Registrations are only possible in writing.

You will receive an invoice after registration;

Your registration becomes binding only after the full participation fee has been paid to the VHS account.

Cancellations will be accepted only in justified cases submitted in writing 10 working days before the start of the course.

Only in this case a 30% reimbursement will be made.

There is no discount or reduction of fees possible at „Akademie Flechtsommer“.

For more information in english please phone:

basketmaker Hansgert Butterweck: 0049 (0) 56 45 / 99 54

or contakt us by email:


About us:

Das Korbmacher - Museum - The Basketmakers - Museum - in Dalhausen documents  the impressive local basket-making tradition.

You see the great baskets, which were sold all over Germany, Europe and even oversees to the USA. Discover the everyday live of the basketmakers from the 19th century until today. See original baskets, workshops, tools  and lots of historic photographs.

You can also buy local handmade baskets and woven furniture  - made by Ursula and Hansgert Butterweck - in our shop.

But more than that, a group of volunteers makes the Basketmakers - Museum a very lively place and a cultural centre of the region.

It is well known for its program, which knows no thematic boundaries.

We offer:

- music - folk, rock, jazz, pop and classical music live in concert

- art exhibitions like painting, sculpture, performance, photography and other genre

- literature and readings,

- crafts and design,

- education and entertainment for adults and children

In 2018 we like to continue the Akademie Flechtsommer which started in 2014 with a wide range of basketmaking courses by local and international tutors.

The Volkshochschule (VHS) Beverungen support us with their infrastructure and experience.

The historical site provides a special setting.

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Where we are:

The little town Dalhausen (near Beverungen) is embedded in the beautiful and romantic landscape of the Weserbergland in central Germany.

Surrounded by historic towns, cultural monuments, great manufactures and museums. The lovely scenery along the river Weser and the deep forests of the Solling-Vogler area are just around the corner. People come for hiking, biking, canoeing and relaxing in this peaceful region, in which is so much to discover.

Find more touristic information on the web.



221214   Galician: rectangular willow baskets from Galicia (2 days)


  Karen Gossart / France


This technique from Galicia/Spain is easy to learn and offers a wide range of  varieties. So we can do  more than one basket during the course.

Beginners and more advanced basketmakers welcome.

Participant limit (max. 6!)

A great opportunity to learn in a small group!

Monday, 10.9. to Tuesday 11.9.,10.00-17.00 h;

Fees: 198,00 € (incl. Material)

221202   Looping techniques with soft materials (2 days)

Tim Johnson

Flexible structures like looping, netting and knotting have been used for over 20,000 years to make a wide variety of baskets, traps and garments in diverse cultures around the world. In this workshop you will explore the ancient technology of looping using soft materials including rush and esparto.

Beginning with identifying suitable plants, harvesting techniques and processing plant fibres to make string, you will go on to explore a variety of simple and more complex looping structures making bags and baskets of your own design.

Tim will bring along part of his collection of flexible basketry including examples from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Brazil and  Mexico.  Handling these original artefacts will encourage both the close analysis of structure and further experimentation with material and structure combinations. 

This course is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience.

This course will be taught in English.

Monday to Tuesday , 9. - 10.7.2018., 10:00 -17.00 Uhr;

Fees: 198,00 €

221205   spiral weave


Kerstin Eikmeier


In this course we will practice some creative varieties of the spiral weave.

Tuedday, 31.7.2018, 10.00-16.00 h;

Fees: 49,00 €

(plus approx.10,00 € Material)

221204 planting Pyramids


Kerstin Eikmeier


For everything striving upward or climbing downwards, we weave practical climbing aids.

Monday, 30.7.2018, 10.00-16.00 Uhr;

Fees: 49,00 €

(plus approx. 10,00 € Material)

221206 woven willow bowls


Kerstin Eikmeier


decorative willows bowls made in different techniques

Wednesday, 1.8.2018, 10.00-16.00 h;

Fees: 49,00 €

(plus approx. 10,00 € Material)

221207 frame baskets


Ursula Butterweck, Hansgert Butterweck


In this traditional and easy to learn technique, frames form a structure, that will be woven with unpeeled willow to a basket.

Friday, 10.8.2018, 10.00-16.00 h;

Fees: 69,00 €

(plus approx. 20,00 € Material)

221208  basket weaving for beginners and improvers (2 days)


Ursula Butterweck, Hansgert Butterweck  

Woven bases, staking up, different weaving techniques, rimbs, handles etc.

We focus at the basic techniques of traditional willow work. 

They will be taught by the example of a round willow basket and we will have a closer look at the details.

Beginners can try, experienced weaver can improve their techniques.

Saturdayday, 11.8. to Sunday 12.8.2018, 10.00-16.00 h;

Fees: 139,00 €

(plus approx.  20,00 € Material)

221209   improve your basket making techniques,

because „only practice makes perfect“

(3 days)


  Ursula Butterweck, Hansgert Butterweck


In this seminar the skills in willow basketmaking you might have learned in previous courses can be practiced, deepened and improved individually.

Round, oval or rectangular baskets, whose bases, borders, handles, forms and details can be practiced and internalised.

At least 3 weeks prior to the seminar the content of the course will be discussed with the instructor and then determined and prepared individually.

So we want to respond to the individual needs of each participant as far as possible

Monday 13.8. to Wednesday, 15.8.2018, 10.00-16.00 h

Fees: 198,00 € (plus approx.  25,00 € )

221210 fine work- willow skein work (5 days)


  Esmé Hofman / Netherlands


The workshop is suitable for beginners and advance basketmakers, It is preferable if participants have some basketry knowledge but not a must. We start with making and preparing willow skeins on a traditional German skeining bank by hand. Normally beginners will weave a dish, a napping ring or a platter using a wooden mould. Participants  can choose between different patterns. Students can always contact me if they have a question or a different idea.   Language german, english and some french is possible.

On my website  www.esmehofman.nl you can see my work.

Freitag 17.8. to Tuesday 21.8.2018, 10.00-16.00 h;

Fees: 350,00 € (incl. Material)

221212+ 221213  exploring creative techniques, structures and mixed materials (2 days)


 Mai Hvid Jørgensen / Danmark


Mai will give a hand to explore different materials and  weaving techniques.

The combinations of structures and colours will create unique baskets and handbags.

Fell free to create something new and unexpected.


Friday, 1.9. to Saturday 2.9.;  10.00-17.00 h;

Fees: 198,00 € (incl. Material, Leather extra)


Monday 3.9.to Tuesday 4.9.2018; 10.00 - 17.00 h

221216   Vannerie de Périgord - Bouyricou

                 (2 days)


  Corentin Laval / France


Périgourdin (Bouyrico) - french spiral baskets

It is the 5th time that Corentin is teaching this fascinating weaving technique at Akademie Flechtsommer, because it has been always a great success.

This course requires experience in weaving with willow.

Participant limit (max. 6!)

A great opportunity to learn in a small group!

Wednesday, 12.9. to Thursday 13.9., 10.00-17.00 h Fees: 198,00 € (incl. Material)


221203   Nansa - Mediterranean Fishtrap Technique 2 days

Mònica Guilera / Catalonia

This special Mediterranean technique combining rigid and flexible elements in an unusual triangular structure was used by fishermen to create a variety of fish traps and baskets according to the local catch and their specific needs. This course will focus on the oval fisherman’s basket with a handle – used for the fisherman’s lunch, tools and anything else needed for a successful day out at sea.  

This course is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience.

Languages of the course will be English, Catalan, Spanish and French.

Wednesday to Thursday , 11. - 12.7.2018., 10:00 -17.00 Uhr; Fees: 198,00 €

221211   Pleita and Trenza - Esparto basket

Carlos Fontales /Spain

Esparto(Stipa tenacissima) is a very typical material in the south and east of Spain.

Pleita and Trenza are two classical esparto techniques.

Both techniques are combined in this basket. 

Friday 17.8. to Saturday 18.8 2018, 10.00-17.00 h;

Fees: 198,00 €  plus 20,00 € Material

221215Square blunt corner basket - 2 days

François Desplanches / France

We will have a clos look after all the details of this traditional basket like the base, scalloms, corner, border etc.

This course requires experience in weaving with willow

Tuesday, 11.9. to Wednesday 12.9.2018, 10.00-17.00 h;

Fees: 198,00 € (incl. Material)