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 
Tuition in all chairseating methods incl. cane, rush, seagrass, Danish cord and ropes to suit various abilities. (Tutor: Sandra CotterellCumbria 015396 21489 
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 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 Eric Hemming Netheravon, Nr Stonehenge, Wiltshire 01980 654 822 
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 
to 1 July 10 weeks Tuesdays 6-9pm Contemporary Basketry Stella Harding beginners & improvers welcome. e-mail: enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk Morley College, Westminster Bridge Rd London 020 7450 1889 
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   
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 
Courses on specific dates
31-8 July  Basketry - twist, fold, plait with paper & flax. Learn to create dynamic forms Annemarie O'Sullivan at City Lit. Course Code VC209 . More info. visualarts@citylit.ac.uk Keeley St. London 020 7492 2700 
1 August  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
2 August  Willow Drawing for the Wall (adults) Mary Butcher. Course in conjunction with Oxfordshire Basketmakers' Exhibition 'Flow' at the River & Rowing Museum. Full details www.rrm.co.uk Henley-on-Thames, Oxon 01491 415 600 
9-15 August  Explore fibre art and basketry Tim Johnson at West Dean College Further details www.westdean.org.uk \Nr Chichester, West Sussex 01243 811 301 
10 August  Make a Celtic Knot Basket Julie Gurr All abilities. Full details www.willowweaver.com Hastings, East Sussex 07973 508 382 
13 August  Summer Special Sculpture -Small Birds/Dragonflies (Half Day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
14-17 August  Basketmaking Summer School at the State Vocational School. Interesting courses for professionals & non-professionals. Full details www.sommerakademie-flechten.de Lichtenfels, Germany   
15 August  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
15-17 August  Willow Basketmaking Summer School for beginners & improvers Jenny Pearce Full details www.jennypearce.co.uk Canon Frome, Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire 01531 670 574 
26-29 August  Contemporary Basketmaking Tim Johnson Further details www.quayarts.org Newport, Isle of Wight   
30 August  Hurdles (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
30 August  Willow Berry Basket (Jo Hammond) beginners/improvers Full details www.johammond.net Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk 01473 327 646 
30-31 August  Basketmaking Weekend for beginners & improvers to construct beautiful, useful baskets in coloured willow or seat a chair/stool with rushes Sheila Wynter For info or to book write: 4 Trinity Rd, Stroud, Glos GL5 2HX Stroud, Gloucestershire   
4 September  Rush Basketmaking Rebecca Board Learn about preparation of raw matrials and some essential weaves at Dillington house All-comers welcome. Full details www.dillington.com/events  Ilminster, Somerset 01460 258 648 
5 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  Willow Sculpture Workshop Caroline Gregson at Castle Park Arts Centre Full details: www.carolinegregson.com Frodsham, Cheshire 07989 751 469 
6-13 September  Residential Willow Basketmaking Workshop Adrian Charlton in the Perigord. Full details www.norfolkbaskets.co.uk Perigourdin, France 0033 553 60 79 81 
6-7 September  Rush Weaving Hats, Mats, Bags & Baskets Felicity Irons Learn to make various items in English Bulrush with techniques such as plaiting, knotting, stringing, pairing & stitching. Full details www.rushmatters.co.uk Grange Farm, Colesden, Beds 01234 376 419 
7 September  Willow Rustic Rolled-edge Basket (Jo Hammond) beginners/improvers Full details www.johammond.net Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk 01473 327 646 
11-12 September  Willow Garden Structures - Make something unique for the garden Carole Beavis at Zantium Wirksworth, Derbyshire 01629 824 377 
13 September  Bird Feeders & Tension Trays (morning) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
13 September  Plant Climbers (afternoon) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
13 September  Make a Rush Basket with Liz Balfour in her workshop. Full details lizbalfour51@gmail.com Tranent, East Lothian 07854 324 882 
13-14 September  Willow Sculpture Workshop Caroline Gregson at Zantium Studios Full details www.zantium.co.uk Wirksworth, Derbyshire 01629 824 377 
19 September  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 338 305 
20 September  Human Form Sculpture (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
20-21 September  Cane and Rush Seating David Bowen at Yew Tree Barn - Full details www.yewtreebarn.co.uk Cartmel, Cumbria   
20-21 September  Beginners Basketry using stake and strand method to make small shopper Christine & Simon Redstone Full details www.redstonewillows/willowcourses Alsager, Cheshire 07800 824 484 
20-21 September  Make a round or oval basket - suitable all levels Susan Early at Sheepscombe Village Hall Full details susanearly@btinternet.com Sheepscombe, Stroud, Glos 01452 812 067 
20-21 September  Mixed ability Willow Basketmaking Workshop Adrian Charlton in his workshop at St Pardoux La Riviere Full details www.norfolkbaskets.co.uk  Dordogne, France 0033 553 60 79 81 
21 September  Willow Basketry for beginners - Make a basket in a day Julie Gurr Full details www.willowweaver.com Hastings, East Sussex 07973 508 382 
24-26 September  Weaving by the Sea - Braid & Stitch Mediterranean Plant Materials Tim Johnson Further details weavingbythesea.blogspot.co.uk Vilanova i la Geltru, Nr Barcelona, Spain   
26 September  Bee Skeps (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
26-28 September  Gate Hurdle/Garden Gate making course. Full details www.moretonwood.co.uk Moreton Wood, Ullingswick, |Hereford 07920 851 674 
27 September  Frame Basketry (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
27-28 September  Willow square work - intermediate/advanced. Learn bases, scalloms, blunt corners/corner posts, 5 rod border, handles, lids etc Sue Kirk Full details www.suekirkwillowbaskets.co.uk King's Cliffe, Nr Peterborough 01780 470 876 
27-28 September  Basketmaking Weekend for beginners/improvers to construct beautiful, useful baskets in coloured willows or seat a chair/stool with rushes Sheila Wynter For info or to book write: 4 Trinity Rd, Stroud, Glos GL5 2HX Stroud, Gloucestershire   
28-30 September  Weaving by the Sea - Finding Freedom - Contemporary Basketmaking Tim Johnson Further details weavingbythesea.blogspot.co.uk Vilanova i Geltru, Nr Barcelona, Spain   
30 September  Christmas Crafts (half day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
3 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 October  Willow Sculpture Workshop Caroline Gregson at Castle Park Arts Centre Full details www.carolinegregson.com Frodsham, Cheshire 07989 751 469 
4 October  Willow & Rush Basketry & Rush Seating beginners/improvers Katharine & Domonique Woodward Full details www.wanstonecourt.com Nr Dover, Kent 01304 851 728 
4-11 October  Chair Making John Waller at Bore Place. Full details www.underwoodsman.co.uk Nr Sevenoaks, Kent 01892 740 303 
4-5 October  Mixed ability Willow Basketmaking Workshop Adrian Charlton in his workshop at St Pardoux La Riviere Full details www.norfolkbaskets.co.uk Dordogne, France 0033 553 60 79 81 
5 October  Willow Rustic Rolled-edge Basket (Jo Hammond) beginners/improvers Full details www.johammond.net Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk 01473 327 646 
8 October  Hurdles (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
8-10 October  Cane and Rush Seating David Bowen at Higham Hall - Full Details www.highamhall.com Cockermouth, Cumbria   
10 October  Plant Climbers (morning) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
11 October  Willow Sculpture - Birds & Beasties (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
11 October  Willow Sculpture. Create small willow sculpture such as duck or hen Christine & Simon Redstone Full details www.redstonewillows/willowcourses Alsager, Cheshire 07800 824 484 
11 October  Make a Rush Basket Liz Balfour in her workshop. Full details lizbalfour51@gmail.com Tranent, East Lothian 07854 324 882 
11-12 October  Cane and Rush Seating David Bowen - Woodbine Cottage Workshops e-mail: woodbineworkshops@btinternet.com Priest Hutton, Carnforth, Cumbria   
11-12 October  Willow Basketmaking for beginners & improvers Jenny Pearce Full details www.jennypearce.co.ik Canon Frome, Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire 01531 670 574 
11-12 October  Basketmaking Weekend for beginners/improvers to construct beautiful, useful baskets in coloured willows or seat chair/stool with rushes Sheila Wynter For info or to book write: 4 Trinity Rd, Stroud, Glos GL5 2HX Stroud, Gloucestershire   
15 October  Christmas Crafts (morning) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
17 October  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
18 October  Basketmaking Beginners-Advanced Sue Kirk Full details www.suekirkwillowbaskets.co.uk King's Cliffe, Nr Peterborough 01780 470 876 
18-19 October  Make around or oval basket - suitable for all levels Susan Early at Sheepscombe Village Hall Full details susanearly@btinternet.com Sheepscombe, Stroud, Glos 01452 812 067 
24 October  Christmas Crafts (morning) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
25 October  Fitched Basketry (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
25 October  Improvers Basketry - you will need to have already made at least one willow basket using stake & strand method Christine & Simon Redstone Full details www.redstonewillows/willowcourses Alsager, Cheshire 07800 824 484 
25-26 October  Basketmaking Weekend. Beginners-Advanced. Sue Kirk Full details www.suekirkwillowbaskets.co.uk King's Cliffe, Nr Peterborough 01780 470 876 
26-27 October  Frame Basketmaking Julie Gurr Come for 1 or 2 days. A scottish Basketmakers Circle Autumn Gathering 'Fringe' Event. All abilities welcome. Full details www.willowweaver.com Isle of Arran, Scotland 07973 508 382 
31 October  Exploring the use of foraged materials and willow bark in basketmaking (Mary Butcher) some basketmaking experience necessary - Northumbria Basketry Group in Hepple Village Hall Full details Charlotte Boxall -charlottebx@gmail.com Hepple, Morpeth, NE65 7LH 01669 640 265 
1 November  Spiral Christmas Trees (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
1-2 November  English & Continental Oval Work with (Mary Butcher) - some basketmaking experience necessary. Northumbria Basketry Group in Hepple Village Hall. Full details contact Charlotte Boxall - charlottebx@gmail.com Hepple, Morpeth, NE65 7LH 01669 640 265 
1-2 November  Pheasants, Geese & Spheres. Beginners & children over 12yrs. Sue Kirk Full details www.suekirkwillowbaskets.co.uk King's Cliffe, Nr Peterborough 01780 470 876 
2 November  Foragers Basket (Jo Hammond) beginners/improvers Full details www.johammond.net Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk 01473 327 646 
3 November  Dried Willow Plant Supports Richard Kerwood at Derry Watkins Special Plants Full Details www.windrushwillow.co.uk Bath 01225 891 686 
7 November  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waveton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
8 November  Willowcraft for Christmas including wreaths, bells, angels etc. Christine & Simon Redstone Full details www.redstonewillows/willowcourses Alsager, Cheshire 07800 824 484 
8-9 November  Improvers Basketry John Waller at Bore Place. Full details www.underwoodsman.co.uk Nr Sevenoaks, Kent 01892 740 303 
12 November  Willow Sculpture - Birds & Beasties (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
12-13 November  Creative Basketry through the Ages (Mary Butcher) Mary will teach a range of off-loom weaving techniques, drawing on the rich evidence of exhibits & research in this field. Suitable begginers & improvers Full details www.botanic.cam.ac.uk Cambridge Botanic Gardens 01223 763 608 
14 November  Willow Sculpture Workshop Caroline Gregson at Castle Park Arts Centre Full details: www.carolinegregson.com Frodsham, Cheshire 07989 751 469 
14 November  Make a Rush Reindeer & other Christmas decorations with Liz Balfour in her workshop. Full details lizbalfour51@gmail.com Tranent, East Lothian 07854 324 882 
15 November  Christmas Reindeer (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
15 November  Make a Rush Reindeer & other Christmas decorations with Liz Balfour in her workshop. Full details lizbalfour51@gmail.com Tranent, East Lothian 07854 324 882 
15-16 November  Rush Weaving, Hats, Mats, Bags & Baskets Felicity Irons Learn to make various items in English Bulrush with techniques such as plaiting, knotting, stringing, pairing & stitching. Full details www.rushmatters.co.uk Grange Farm, Colesden, Beds 01234 376 419 
15-16 November  Beginners Basketry using stake and strand method to make small shopper Christine & Simon Redstone Full dtails www.redstonewillows/willowcoursess Alsager, Cheshire 07800 824 484 
16 November  Christmas Crafts (morning) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
19 November  Christmas Decorations Katharine & Dominique Woodward Full details www.wanstonecourt.com Nr Dover, Kent 01304 851 728 
21 November  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord beginners to experienced (Brian Crossey) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
21 November  Make a Christmas Wreath with Liz Balfour in her workshop. Full details lizbalfour51@gmail.com Tranent, East Lothian 07854 324 882 
22 November  Christmas Snowman (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
22 November  Christmas Decorations Katharine & Dominique Woodward Full details www.wanstonecourt.com Nr Dover, Kent 01304 851 728 
22 November  Make a Christmas Wreath with Liz Balfour in her workshop. Full details lizbalfour51@gmail.com Tranent, East Lothian 07854 324 882 
26 November  Christmas Crafts (morning) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
26 November  Christmas Angels (afternoon) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
29 November  Freeweave Christmas Tree (Jo Hammond) beginners/improvers Full details www.johammond.net Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk 01473 327 646 
30-1 November  December - Rush Weaving, Hats, Mats, Bags & Baskets Felicity Irons Learn to make various items in English Bulrush with techniques such as plaiting, knotting, stringing, pairing & stitching. Full details www.rushmatters.co.uk Grange Farm, Colesden, Beds 01234 376 419 
5 December  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
5 December  Willow Sculpture Workshop Caroline Gregson at Castle Park Arts Centre Full details: www.carolinegregson.com Frodsham, Cheshire 07989 751 469 
6 December  Christmas Reindeer (full day) Full details www.musgrovewillows.co.uk Lakewall, Westonzoyland, Somerset 01278 691 105 
6-7 December  Basketmaking Weekend for beginners/improvers to construct beautiful baskets in coloured willows or seat chair/stool with rushes Sheila Wynter For info or to book wwrite: 4 Trinity Rd, Stroud, Glos. GL5 2HX Stroud, Gloucestershire   
7 December  Willow Christmas Decorations John Waller at Bore Place. Full details www.underwoodsman.co.uk Nr Sevenoaks, Kent 01892 740 303 
19 December  Chair Seating in Cane, Seagrass & Danish Cord beginners to experienced (Brian Crossley) plus Upholstery at Burley Hall Waverton, Chester, Cheshire 01244 335 308 
6 February 2015 Willow Husbandry Afternoon John Waller at Bore Place. Full details www.underwoodsman.co.uk Nr Sevenoaks, Kent 01892 740 303 
7-8 February 2015 Basketmaking John Waller at Bore Place. Full details www.underwoodsman.co.uk Nr Sevenoaks, Kent 01892 740 303 
8 March 2015 Living Willow Seats John Waller at Bore Place. Full details www.underwoodsman.co.uk Nr Sevenoaks, Kent 01892 740 303 
28 March 2015 Willow Garden Structures John Waller at Bore Place. Full details www.underwoodsman.co.uk Nr Sevenoaks, Kent 01892 740 303 
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