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  • Mary Butcher - Mary Butcher Baskets   [Kent]  map
  • Basketmaker, mainly with willow, and chair seater. Teach, make, write, lecture, curate exhibitions, research, administer international projects, City and Guilds teaching, exhibit internationally. Supplier of books ?Willow Work? a manual for beginners, ?Basketry Carte Blanche? and 'Encircled by Lines?, two catalogues of my work. Supplier of Japanese red side cutters.
  • Teaching: All levels, traditional and contemporary. All materials, plus plastics, wire, threads.
  • 01227-766427   
  • marybutcher[at]madasafish.com
  • Anne R. Walsh    [Lancs]  map
  • Renew chair seat backs etc in rush, cane, & Danish cord.
  • 01253 711853   
  • Sandra Barker    [Herts]  map
  • Traditional English baskets: rush and cane seating, demonstrations for country fairs, theme days, steam rallies and events. Talks 'Wonderful World of Willow', 'Plait in History' - both for a wide variety of societies and groups.
  • Teaching: Basketmaking and chair seating in willow, cane, rush, chair cane and rush, all levels, esp. beginners
  • 01462-743009   07720 828184
  • www.basketmaker.net      sandra.barker[at]care4free.net
  • Grace Gray    [Hants]  map
  • Cane, rush, Danish cord, straw, seagrass, willow, whole cane chair seating.
  • Teaching: Regular classes 6 hours weekly in all forms of chair seating.
  • 01962-881387   
  • grace.gray101[at]btinternet.com
  • Christine Brewster    [Berks]  map
  • Contemporary functional willow baskets. Living willow and willow sculptures. Plant supports and garden structures. Chair seating with cane, rush, seagrass and Danish cord. Repairs to baskets and wicker conservatory furniture. Talks and demonstrations of basketmaking and recycled materials.
  • Teaching: Willow basketmaking for beginners and improvers. Plant supports and willow garden structures. Willow weaving for children and craft groups. Plaiting and contemporary basketmaking with recycled materials.
  • 0118 966 2250   07786 062 860
  • www.stripeybasket.co.uk      Christine[at]stripeybasket.co.uk
  • Nadine Anderson    [Cambs]  map
  • Traditional contemporary baskets, mats, local pattern eel traps in Somerset and Cambridgeshire willow and rush harvested by my family. Rush chair seating and baskets made to commission.Work sold at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve and The Eel Catchers Daughter shop in Ely.
  • Teaching: Wide variety of willow, rush basketry and garden structures courses from my home workshop and at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve. Stake strand, frame, twining, plaiting, coiling, looping techniques at beginners-advanced levels.
  • 01353 776030   07885 714181
  • n.anderson33[at]btinternet.com
  • Linda Lemieux    [Devon]  map
  • Basketmaker, mostly log, garden and fruit baskets in natural coloured willows. Willow and rush grower and supplier. Rush for chair seating and basketry (collection only) and willow cuttings (February) for sale. Shop selling local sustainable crafts (basketry, tools, wood-turning) open Fridays and Saturdays. Rush and willow chair re-seating service. www.wildwoodswillow.org.uk
  • Teaching: Courses in rush and willow chair seating, frame baskets and rush baskets. All levels, all ages. Childrens' courses including bush-craft activities. Historical and archeological basketry research and commissions.
  • 01647-231330   
  • www.woodandrush.net      info[at]woodandrush.net
  • Norma Barwis    [London]  map
  • Chair caning and rushing
  • Teaching: Weekly classes in chair seating: local Adult Ed centre, South Thames College
  • 020 8874 8429   
  • Joan Campbell    []  map
  • Willow garden frames, arches, bird feeders: willow log, linen, laundry baskets, chair seating, mediaeval trader, living willow structures
  • Teaching: All levels: willow & cane baskets, chair caning, garden willow structures & sculptures. Workshops for children. Demonstrates at craft fairs etc.
  • 0141-563-5996   
  • www.scottishwillow.co.uk      joan.campbell1[at]ntlworld.com
  • Lorraine Houlden - Rush and Cane   [Somerset]  map
  • Chair seating undertaken in locally harvested rush; also in cane and a wide range of other materials. Restored old childrens' chairs and stools available for sale.
  • Teaching: Tuition offered in chair seating to suit individual needs
  • 01749-679683   
  • Joanna Frost - Cane and Rush Seating   [Notts]  map
  • Chair seater in cane, rush, willow, seagrass and Danish cord chair seats. Local collection available.
  • Teaching: Will demonstrate caning and rushing.
  • 01773-761391   
  • Brenda Burt    [Somerset]  map
  • Cane chair seating, seagrass, Danish cord. Supplier of Danish cord and Danish hooked nails
  • Teaching: Beginners to Improvers: cane seating, seagrass, Danish cord: day tuition
  • 01460-281636 (day)   01458-273461 (eve)
  • brenda.burt[at]tiscali.co.uk
  • Mahon R    [South Yorks]  map
  • Rush seating to a very high standard. All types of cane work undertaken from modern pre-woven cane chair seats to medallion backs and blind bergere work. Also seagrass and Danish cord seats replaced. Family business established over 35 years.
  • 0114 220 3566   0114 236 3107
  • Paul Nicholson    []  map
  • Specialist repairer of antique and modern chair seats in cane and rush, including all types of bergere work, and also re-seating in seagrass and Danish cord. Working demonstrations undertaken at local shows.
  • 01305 853215   
  • nicholson985[at]yahoo.co.uk
  • Joanna Callaghan    [Herefore]  map
  • Moreton Wood is a woodland managed for conservation and biodiversity. Products are made from natural materials available in the woodland using greenwood working and weaving skills. Craft courses are run in the woods. Basketmaking products include chair seating, hedgerow baskets, woven hurdles, pyramid plant supports and sculptures.
  • 07920 851674   
  • www.moretonwood.co.uk      moretonwood[at]googlemail.com
  • Peter Barker    [Middx]  map
  • Chair Care - cane/rush seats
  • 07810 791757   
  • Ann Barnett    [Leics]  map
  • Re-seating chairs, stools etc. in rush, cane, seagrass and Danish cord (including Hans Wegner wishbone chairs)
  • 01509 550381   07949 725047
  • John Waller - Underwoodsman   [Kent]  map
  • Willow baskets, garden structures and living willow structures. Hazel/willow wattle hurdles and chestnut gate hurdles, continuous weave, on-site fencing. Handmade indoor and outdoor furniture. Coppicing, tree felling and tree surgery. Hedgelaying, coppice products. Courses in green woodwork and coppice skills covering all above. For details see website, www.underwoodsman.co.uk
  • Teaching: Basketry, wattle hurdle making, pole lathe, hedgelaying, coppicing, living willow seats, garden structures, chair making, charcoal, rakes and besoms, trug making, all run at Greenwood Workshop, Bore Place, nr. Sevenoaks. See website for details
  • 01892 740303   07788 748618
  • www.underwoodsman.co.uk      info[at]underwoodsman.co.uk
  • Mona Leckie    [Norfolk]  map
  • Retail outlet for baskets: chairs finished with rush/cane: supply small quantities of materials
  • Teaching: Beginners basketry: Cane seating, rush seating
  • 01328-863598   
  • mona[at]englishbaskets.co.uk
  • Sheonagh Winterborne    [North Lincs]  map
  • Experienced chairseater in cane, rush (including straw-wrapped rush), seagrass, cords and skeined willow. Also undertakes upholstery and restoration. Some chairs and stools for sale.
  • Teaching: Has taught City & Guilds chair caning at Leeds College of Art & Design. Teaches chairseating and traditional upholstery at her workshop to small groups (max 5) or on one to one basis.
  • 01724 783302   
  • www.thechairlady.co.uk      chairseater[at]yahoo.co.uk
  • Sister Myfanwy Worthing - Cane and Rush Restoration   [Shropshire]  map
  • Cane seating, close cane seating, rush seating, Danish cord seating. Experience in chair backs, rising sun, medallion, with many difficult shapes and sizes, also curved. Restoration of old cane and rush chairs to their original state. Sets welcome. Portfolios of my work before and after.
  • 01694 722595   
  • Christine Addley    [N.Yorks]  map
  • Restoration of chairs with cane, rush, seagrass and Danish cord, blind caning, double caning and medallions
  • Teaching: All levels seating, cane, rush, sea grass, Danish cord, close caning, double caning, blind caning and medallion work
  • 01653-658560   
  • Robert Summers    [Oxfordshire]  map
  • I do round willow-work with brown willow I also work with rush - tablemats pots etc and chair or stool seating I make greenwood stools either on a pole-lathe or shaving horse I would be happy to consider commissions for any of the above and to give personal tuition although I have no experience in teaching groups
  • 01865 721695   
  • louiseandbob[at]googlemail.com
  • Sally Broadway    [Somerset]  map
  • Cane, rush and straw chair and seat repairs for trade and private customers. Traditional hand woven and sheet cane repairs. Rush seating. Straw Orkney chair back repairs. Unusual and contemporary seating - rimpi, dryad chairs, shaker tape.
  • Teaching: Cane and rush seating for individuals and small groups.
  • 01225 852418   
  • www.sallybroadway.co.uk      sally_broadway[at]yahoo.co.uk
  • Ken Trayler    [Suffolk]  map
  • Chair caning, seagrass and rush seating to antique and modern furniture. I can do all patterns of canework including close caning, also Danish cord providing I can obtain the right materials. For full details phone me for a chat. Trading since 1967
  • 01502 578261   
  • Sue Marsdon - Chairs Re-Caned & Rushed   [Suffolk]  map
  • I can re-seat chairs with rush, cane and seagrass and am happy to do modern Habitat style machine cane seats.
  • Teaching: I have taught chair caning regularly at Cottage Crafts in Sudbury for the past 15 years. I also demonstrate at craft and antique fairs.
  • 01787 378977   
  • www.suemarsdon.co.uk      
  • Sandra Cotterell    [Cumbria]  map
  • The Chair Workshop provides expert furniture re-seating and restoration. We supply natural seating materials, tools, booklets and Liberon wood restoration products. Stock includes chair cane, pre-woven loom cane, rush, pre-twisted rush, seagrass, Danish cord, ropes and whole willow. Established 1989.
  • Teaching: Personalised tuition in all chairseating methods. Workstations for 1-2 people and flexible class times, charged per hour plus materials. Sedbergh has pubs, shops, fell-walks and is Englands Book Town. Why not combine your class with a visit to the area? Open Monday-Saturday, 9.30am - 5pm usually, or by appointment.
  • 01539 621489   
  • www.chairworkshop.co.uk      info[at]chairworkshop.co.uk
  • Katharine Sawbridge    [Wilts]  map
  • Teaching: Chair caning & rushing to individuals or small groups
  • 01249 715386   
  • Brian Crossley    [Cheshire]  map
  • Second generation caner with over 40 years personal experience. Expert in all applications using British and American patterns on antique and modern furniture, including loom cane. All workmanship of the highest standard. Active in North West England and North Wales but will consider commissions from anywhere in the UK
  • Teaching: At all levels of competence. Experienced caners work on their own furniture but beginners are able to use a small frame in the shape of a simple bedroom chair which can be completed in one day. Researcher on the history of both caned furniture and the craft. Talks and demonstrations offered to groups.
  • 01244-335308   01244-335027 fax
  • bcrossley[at]rowton.plus.com
  • Maire Smith    [Herts]  map
  • All types of chair caning, some willow baskets, miniature cane baskets
  • 020-8449-3381   
  • Richard Cook - The Odd Chair   [Warwickshire]  map
  • Specialising in furniture restoration using Cane, Rush, Danish, Rushcord, Reel Rush, Seagrass and Lloyd Loom. Talks including practicall demonstration and other rural skills. Demonstrations from a school fete to a Country Show complete with Victorian style handcart and work clothes. Full Public and Product Liability.
  • Teaching: Available to travel with all materials for group tuition at your venue at a time to suit you. 4-8 students 2 or 3 days. Open weave or close caning all pattern types. Hand twisted or pre twisted bulrush. Seagrass all patterns. Individual tuition arranged at Lodge Farm.
  • 01926 484649   07920 048003
  • theoddchair[at]btinternet.com
  • Jeremy Cuss    []  map
  • Re-canes and re-rushes chairs. French polishes.
  • 020 8994 4030   
  • John Felix - Knowbury Cane Seating   [Shropshire]  map
  • Almost 20 years experience in cane seating, including sun rays and medallions and curves. Rush seating also done plus wider repairs to wooden frames and upholstery undertaken.
  • 01584 890638   
  • Amanda Rayner - Wyldwood Willow   [Monmouthshire]  map
  • Wyldwood Willow is a business which started in 2000 by Amanda Rayner. I offer a wide variety of baskets for home and garden and accept commissions for the weird and wonderful. Anything from baskets to fencing and pea supports, living willow domes, sculptures, coffins and rush seating.
  • Teaching: I offer basketmaking tuition all year round. Please see my website for details of current workshops.
  • 07816 005251   
  • www.wyldwoodwillow.co.uk      wyldwoodwillow[at]gmail.com
  • Felicity Irons - Rush Matters   [Beds]  map
  • We harvest English Bulrush in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire and from then make rush floor matting (made to measure) log baskets, tableware, bags, hats, cushions, Moses baskets and much more. We supply rush. We undertake re-caning, rush seating and re-upholstery.
  • Teaching: I run weekend workshops in my studio for beginners to advanced students. They are great fun and very productive. I give talks and demonstrations and teach in schools and colleges.
  • 01234-376419   07778 266386
  • www.rushmatters.co.uk      felicityirons[at]rushmatters.co.uk
  • Mandy Coates    [Conwy]  map
  • Full range traditional baskets in willow and hedgerow: rush seating (beginners), repairs
  • Teaching: Beginners in brown and hedgerow, round and oval, plant supports etc
  • 01745-833742   
  • Joan Smith    [Cleveland]  map
  • Cane and rush seating, Danish cord seating, basketry repairs
  • Teaching: Teach basic basketry skills, stool seating, basic rush weaving
  • 01642-817071   
  • jborthwick[at]fastmail.fm
  • Lee Dalby    []  map
  • I work to commission - most basketry work undertaken but specialise in frame basketry (split willow that I grow in London). Landscaping with earth and willow since 1991 (seats, podiums), sculptural architectural structures with bamboo (since 1998)
  • Teaching: Teaching is generally frame baskets. I do some willow and bamboo experimental structures, chiefly to architectural students. Some private tutoring in this area with schools/colleges
  • 0208 317 2530   
  • basketry[at]leedalby.com
  • Susan Handy - Suzandy Caning and Furniture   [Devon]  map
  • Seatweaving in cane, wicker, seagrass, Danish/paper cords and South African riempies. Lloyd loom repairs, small upholstery and restoration projects. Mail order supplier of most seat weaving materials, including riempies and raw riempie and fine (3mm) Danish cord. Sale of restored furniture.
  • Teaching: Private tuition in seat weaving available soon. Email for details.
  • 01404 850116   07790 984824
  • www.suzandy.co.uk      info[at]suzandy.co.uk
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