Courses in Basketmaking and Chairseating

NeilSmith-4mThese are courses of which the Basketmakers' Association is aware. Tutors' names
are given where they are members of the Association. Courses are open to
non-members as well as members. Charges usually apply.
Details from contact number given in Newsletter (or Honorary Secretary).

The Association awards a number of bursaries to enable its members to attend courses.
Applications are considered in January, May and July. Full details of eligibility, amounts
and application procedures are available from the Honorary Secretary.

Regular Courses     (Courses on specific dates are further down the page)
Basketmaking & Chairseating (Tutor: Sandra Barker) Various locations - mainly Herts Herts 01462 743009 
Willow Basketmaking (Tutor: Norah KennedyGloucestershire 01453 751010 
Chair seating classes cane, rush, Danish cord, seagrass for beginners and very advanced Mondays 10am - 2pm and Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm(Tutor: Grace GrayWinchester, Hants 01962 881387 
Spanish basketry techniques and forms at all levels in split wood (wide and narrow strips), willow and cane. Tuition and courses given to guests staying at Casa dos Artesans Spanish holiday cottage, dates by arrangement. (Lluis Grau Suro)  Galicia, Spain +34 988 20 74 04 
Classes in cane, rush and seagrass chair seating (Tutor: Christine AddleyNorth Yorkshire 01653 658 560 
Frame Baskets, 3 different styles using hazel, rowan, dogwood & willow (Linda LemieuxChagford, Dartmoor, Devon 01647 231 330 
Regular Courses in Basketmaking and Willow Structures/Sculpture (Debbie Hall)at Salix Arts Cambridgeshire 01799 584 111 
Regular courses in Willow Basketmaking & Rush Seating ( Sheila Wynter) For full details write: : 4 Trinity Road, Stroud, Glos GL5 2HX Stroud, Glos   
Willow Basketmaking Classes (Katherine Lewis)  Mount Vernon, Washington, USA (001) 360 428 3076 
Basketry Workshops, for groups and individuals. Textile basketry techniques with an emphasis on experimenting and exploring. Mary Crabb www.marycrabb.co.uk Nr Arundel, West Sussex 01903 746 515 
Willow Baskets, Garden & Living Willow Structures etc. (John Waller) Courses all year round. Full details see www.underwoodsman.co.uk Nr Edenbridge, Kent 01892 740 303 
Basketmaking, Willow Sculpture & Garden Structures (Sue Kirk) at King's Cliffe Village Hall. Full details: www.suekirkwillowbaskets.co.uk Nr Peterborough, Northants 01780 470 876 
Willow Basket Workshops & Rush Seating tuition for individuals on one-to-one basis all year round. For full details www.willow-woman.co.uk Christine Llewellyn www.willow-woman.co.uk Nr Arundel, West Sussex 01243 551056 
Willow Basketmaking & Garden Structures, all year round in small groups Annemarie O'Sullivan. www.annemarieosullivan.co.uk Lewes, East Sussex 07947 919 891 
Basketmaking and Willow Sculpture Christine Redstone at Redstone Centre Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent 07800 824 484 
Arts, Rush & Cane Studio Gallery - Chair Seating Most methods and all abilities welcome.Tuition Erica Hemming Netheravon, Nr Stonehenge, Wiltshire 07864 860 522 
Willow & Rush Basketmaking classes. Individual or small groups. Tuition in own workshop on edge of Bodmin Moor. Contact: Carol Horsington or info@cornishwillow.co.uk  Bodmin Moor, Cornwall 01566 782 626 
One to One or Group tuition (Joan Campbell) Willow/Hedgerow baskets, round, oval square & frame baskets or Willow Plant Support & Small Hurdle Bishopbriggs, Glasgow 0141 563 5996 
Willow Basketmaking for Beginners & Improvers (Jenny PearceCanon Frome, Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire 01531 670 574 
Spanish Basketry courses. Techniqes in esparto grass, palm, Mediterranean cane etc. Accommodation & meals provided during course. Carlos Fontales Updated details of courses on http://carlosfontales.blogspot.com Segovia, Spain 003 461 774 5508 
Chair Seating Classes in Cane, Rush, Danish Cord & Seagrass - All levels. Thursday 10-12.30pm Tutor: Norma Barwis Earlsfield (Wandsworth), London 020 8874 8429 
Basketmaking (Monday mornings) Liz Balfour at Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre Contact: www.pacc.org.uk Haddington, East Lothian   
Occasional Two Day Courses for very small groups to do chair seating or basketmaking (Mary Butcher) www.marybutcher.net Canterbury, Kent 01227 766427 
Tailored one-to-one workshop tuition for intermediate and advanced basketry students (Roy YoudaleBristol 0117 951 1421 
English Willow Basketry Jane Jennifer Celtic Frame Baskets & Catalan Tension Trays regularly taught in very small groups Full details www.janejennifer.co.uk/ Diss, Norfolk 07791 611 647 
'Wild'basketry in the woods. March-October Occasional evening classes & day-long indoor classes. Ruby Taylor Full details www.nativehands.co.uk Sussex and Surrey 01273 487 264 
Beginners Basketmaking Workshops in home studio Avril Smolders For details www.willowworkshop.co.uk Leamington Spa, Warwickshire 01926 832 598 
Beginner & Improver 1 day courses. Learn techniques in the traditional English style Julie King Full details www.englishwillowbasketworks.co.uk Dereham, Norfolk   
Courses in Garden Structures, Willow Sculpture, Frame Baskets & Sussex Trugs Dominic Parrette Full details: www.sussexwillow.co.uk Horam, East Sussex 01323 844 094 
Regular courses in Basketmaking, Garden Obelisks & Contemporary Willow Creations Nicki Rowling Full details www.willowandyoga.com Westcott, Dorking, Surrey 01306 884 741 
Welsh Hazel Frame Baskets Ruth Pybus Full details r.pybus@tinyworld.c o.uk Abergele, North Wales 07909 078 730 
Regular courses at 3 different venues in Suffolk (Jo Hammond) Full details www.johammond.net Suffolk 01473 327 646 
Willow related courses using our beautiful home-grown coloured willow Anna Kirsch Further details www.eastbridgewillows.com Crondall, Nr Farnham, Surrey 01252 852 562 
Willow Basketmaking Workshops Susan Early Full details: susanearly@btinternet.com  Gloucestershire 01452 812 067 
Willow Basketmaking courses with Helen Jackson Aberdeenshire 01339 884 401 
Willow Basketmaking for beginners and improvers in very small groups at home. Courses available all year round. For larger groups please contact me Paul Windwood at paulwindwood@googlemail.com Wimborne, Dorset 01202 885 075 
1 & 2 day Basketmaking Courses in the heart of Staffordshire for beginners, intermediate & advanced. 1 to 1 tuition also available. Eddie Glew Full details www.blithfieldwillowcrafts.co.uk Staffordshire 07528 150 756 
Courses on specific dates
11 July  Willow Basketmaking workshop Jonathan Coate or another. Beginners/intermediates. Basic techniques to create a simple round basket Further details: www.coatesenglishwillow.co.uk Nr Taunton, Somerset 01823 490 249 
11 July  Willow Tray & Frame Basketry Day Annemarie O'Sullivan at Isfield Village Hall. Full details www.annemarieosullivan.co.uk/courses Nr Lewes, Sussex 07947 919 891 
11-12 July  Beginners Basketry - using stake & strand method to make a small shopper Chris, Pat & Simon Redstone Further details www.redstonewillows/willowcourses Alsager, Cheshire 01270 882 200 
11-12 July  Sculpture Weekend Sue Kirk at King's Cliffe Village Hall Full details www.suekirkwillowbaskets.co.uk Nr Peterborough, Northants 01780 470 876 
11-12 July  Willow Basketry Alan Sage at Godinton House. Full details: ajscrafts.co.uk Ashford, Kent 07923 616 608 
13-14 July  Random Weave Basketry Annemarie O'Sullivan at City Lit Full details: www.visualarts@citylit.ac.uk Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2 020 7492 2700 
15-17 July  Summer School Basketmaking Workshop. Throughout the 3 days you can work on any project you choose Sue Kirk Beginners, intermediates & advanced, Full details: www.suekirkwillowbaskets.co.uk Nr Peterborough, Northants 01780 470 876 
16-24 July  4 evenings. Basketry: weaving with flax and paper Annemarie O'Sullivan at City Lit. Full details: www.visualarts@citylit.ac.uk Keeley St. Covent Garden, London WC2 020 7492 2700 
17 July  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord - beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
24-26 July  An introduction to basketry or a useful refresher course Sarah Webb at Halsway Manor. For further information contact:Gavin Davenport Crowcombe, Somerset 01984 617 010 
25 July  Willow Sculpture Alan Sage at Godinton House. Full details: ajscrafts.co.uk Ashford, Kent 07923 616 608 
25-26 July  1 & 2 day Basketmaking courses, beginners, intermediate & advanced Eddie Glew Full details: www.blithfieldwillowcrafts.co.uk Staffordshire 07528 150 756 
7 August  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord - beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
8-14 August  Explore Fibre Art - Basketry Tim Johnson. All levels. Course No. SS5534 Full details: www.westdean.org.uk West Dean College. Nr Chichester, West Sussex 01243 811 301 
15 August  Willow Sculpture - create a small willow sculpture such as a duck or hen Chris, Pat & Simon Redstone Further details www.redstonewillows/willowcourses Alsager, Cheshire 01270 882 200 
21 August  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord - beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
22-23 August  Rush Into Basketry John Page at City Lit. Full details: www.visualarts@citylit.ac.uk Keeley St. Covent Garden, London WC2 020 7492 2700 
29-30 August  1 & 2 day Basketmaking courses for beginners, intermediate & advanced. Eddie Glew Full details: www.blithfieldwillowcrafts.co.uk Staffordshire 07528 150 756 
4 September  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord - beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
5 September  Rush Basketmaking: make a rush basket or hat in a day with Liz Balfour lizbalfour51@gmail.com Full details www.thewillowworks.org Tranent, Nr Edinburgh 07854 324 882 
5-6 September  Weekend Weaving Course. Opportunity to try range of different techniques including weaving, twining, plaiting, knotting, sewing, roping & chair seating Felicity Irons Full details www.rushmatters.co.uk Colesden, Bedfordshire 01234 376 419 
5-6 September  Trug Making Alan Sage at Godinton House. Full details: ajscrafts.co.uk Ashford, Kent 07923 616 608 
12 September  Frame Baskets: choose a typical Scottish frame basket to make in a day with Liz Balfour lizbalfour51@gmail.com www.thewillowworks.org Tranent, Nr Edinburgh 07854 324 882 
12-13 September  Beginners Basketry - using stake & strand method to make a small shopper Chris, Pat & Simon Redstone Further details www.redstonewillows/willowcourses Alsager, Cheshire 01270 882 200 
12-13 September  Construct beautiful, useful baskets in coloured willows. Alternatively seat a chair or stool with rushes. Beginners & Improvers Sheila Wynter For further information or to book a place please send a 40 deposit to 4 Trinity Road, Stroud Stroud, Glos. GL5 2HX   
18 September  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord - beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
19 September  Willow Basketmaking workshop Jonathan Coate or another. Beginners/intermediates. Basic techniques to create a simple round basket Further details: www.coatesenglishwillow.co.uk Nr Taunton, Somerset 01823 490 249 
19-20 September  Northumbrian Fishwife's Back Creel. This basket takes two days to make with Liz Balfour. lizbalfour51@gmail.com Full details: www.thewillowworks.org Tranent, Nr Edinburgh 07854 324 882 
24-27 September  Willow Basketmaking - influences from East Germany All levels. Course No. LW5614 Full details: www.westdean.org.uk West Dean College, Nr Chichester, West Sussex 01243 811 301 
26 September  Small Northumbrian Fishwife's Back creel with Liz Balfour lizbalfour51@gmail.com Full details: www.thewillowworks.org Tranent, Nr Edinburgh 07854 324 882 
26-27 September  Basketmaking Weekend Sue Kirk. Beginners, intermediates & advanced at King's Cliffe Village Hall - Full details: www.suekirkwillowbaskets.co.uk Nr Peterborough, Northants 01780 470 876 
26-27 September  Basketmaking Workshop Susan Early Full details: susanearly@btinternet.com Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire 01452 812 067 
26-27 September  1 & 2 day Basketmaking course for beginners, intermediate & advanced,, Eddie Glew Full details: www.blithfieldwillowcrafts.co.uk Staffordshire 07528 150 756 
28-2 September  October. Square Baskets. Intermediates & Advanced Sarah Webb at Halsway Manor For further information contact: Gavin Davenport Crowcombe, Somerset 01984 617 010 
2 October  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord - beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
3-4 October  William Shrive Cutlery Basket Sue Kirk Intermediates & advanced at King's Cliffe Village Hall - Full details www.suekirkwillowbaskets.co.uk Nr Peterborough, Northants 01780 470 876 
7-9 October  Sculptural Willow for the Garden Dominic Parrette Beginners/Intermediate. Course No. 2D5649. Full details: www.westdean.org.uk West Dean College, Nr Chichester, West Sussex 01243 811 301 
10 October  Willow Sculpture - create a small willow sculpture such as a duck or hen Chris, Pat & Simon Redstone Further details www.redstonewillows/willowcourses Alsager, Cheshire 01270 882 200 
10 October  Improvers Basketry - you will need to have already made at least one willow basket using stake & strand method Chris, Pat & Simon Redstone Further details www.redstonewillows/willowcourses Alsager, Cheshire 01270 882 200 
10-11 October  Willow Basketmaking for Beginners and Improvers Jenny Pearce Further details: www.jennypearce.co.uk Canon Frome, Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire 01531 670 574 
10-11 October  Basketmaking Workshop Susan Early Full details: susanearly@btinternet.com Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire 01452 812 067 
10-11 October  Construct beautiful, useful baskets in coloured willows or seat a chair/stool with rushes. Beginners & Impovers Sheila Wynter Further information or to book a place please write 4 Trinity Rd, Stroud Stroud, Glos GL5 2HX   
10-11 October  'Responses to the Nature Table' Dail Behennah Basic metal-working and textile techniques will be employed, without the use of specialised tools or equipment. No prior metal working experience required., Further details: 01453 763394 Museum in the Park, Stroud, Glos 01453 763 394 
16 October  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord - beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
17 October  Willow Basketmaking workshop Jonathan Coate or another. Beginners/intermediates. Basic techniques to create a simple round basket. Further details: www.coatesenglishwillow.co.uk Nr Taunton, Somerset 01823 490 240 
22 October  Dried Willow Plant Supports. 1 day course for beginners at Derry Watkins Special Plants Nursery Richard Kerwood Nr Bath 01225 891 686 
23-25 October  Large Round Baskets Intermediates & Advanced Sarah Webb at Halsway Manor For further information contact Gavin Davenport Crowcombe, Somerset 01984 617 010 
24-25 October  1 & 2 Basketmaking course for beginners, intermediate & advanced Eddie Glew Full details:www.blithfieldwillowcrafts.co.uk Staffordshire 07528 150 756 
6 November  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord - beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
7 November  Willowcraft for Christmas including willow wreaths, bells, angels, stars & Christmas Trees Chris, Pat & Simon Redstone Alsager, Cheshire 01270 882 200 
7-8 November  Beginners Basketry using stake & strand method to make a small shopper Chris, Pat & Simon Redstone Further details www.redstonewillows/willowcourses Alsager, Cheshire 01270 882 200 
7-8 November  Openwork Basket Sue Kirk Intermediates & advanced at King's Cliffe Village Hall - Full details www.suekirkwillowbaskets.co.uk Nr Peterborough, Northants 01780 470 876 
7-8 November  Weekend Weaving Course. Opportunity to try range of different techniques including weaving, twining, coiling, plaiting, knotting, sewing, roping & chair seating Felicity Irons Full details www.rushmatters.co.uk Colesden, Bedfordshire 01234 376 419 
14-15 November  Construct beautiful, useful baskets in coloured willows or seat a chair/stool with rushes.Beginners & Improvers. Sheila Wynter Further information or book a place please send 40 deposit to 4 Trinity Rd, Stroud Stroud, Glos GL5 2HX   
20 November  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord - beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
27-29 November  Textile Basketry - exploring twined pod forms Mary Crabb at West Dean College. Course No WE5795 Full details www.westdean.org.uk Nr Chichester, West Sussex 01243 811 301 
3 December  Festive Willow Decorations Dominic Parrette at West Dean College. Course No. 1D 5808 Full details: www.westdean.org.uk Nr Chichester, West Sussex 01243 811 301 
5 December  Yule Wreaths Alan Sage at Godinton House. Full details: ajscrafts.co.uk Ashford, Kent 07923 616 608 
5-6 December  Log Baskets Sue Kirk - Beginners (helps if youy've made a small round basket first) intermediates & advanced in King's Cliffe Village Hall - Full details: www.suekirkwillowbaskets.co.uk Nr Peterborough, Northants 01780 470 876 
5-6 December  Construct beautiful, useful baskets in coloured willows or seat a chair/stool with rushes. Beginners & Improvers Sheila Wynter. Further information or book a place please send 40 depsoit to 4 Trinity Rd, Stroud Stroud, Glos GL5 2HX   
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