About My Workshops

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:   All my current season of workshops have now been cancelled and all participants should have been contacted about refunds (if you have not, please contact me!).  

I am working on re-scheduling as many of these workshop as possible, and making plans for the Autumn/Spring topics.  If you are already on my mailing list, you will be automatically notified as soon as these are published.

If you have any special requests for topics I am always happy to hear about them!  Many students who want to learn more about basketmaking have asked about on-going/progressive courses, and that is something I am planning to introduce. If you are on my mailing list, you will be the first to know!

I am always asked whether basketmaking is hard on the hands, and the answer is yes, to some extent!  Certainly some beginners can find that a whole day can be quite tiring on thumbs and fingers, so I have introduced several half-day and evening workshops to lessen the impact!  However, these can be doubled up to form a full day if you wish (charged at the one-day rate, saving £10).   

My full range of workshops is listed under WORKSHOPS BY DATE/TOPIC.


Half-Day and Evening workshops: £35      One-Day Workshops: £60      Two-Day Workshops: £110

If you book two consecutive half-day or half-day+evening workshops the charge will be the same as for a one-day workshop: £60 ( a discount of £10).

How to Book

You can book online by clicking on the topic of your choice and then clicking the READ MORE button which will take you to a page of more information where you can fill in your details in the TICKETS box.  Then click CHECKOUT.    I now have a PayPal facility so you can pay online at the time of booking (preferred), or you can pay by bank transfer or send me a cheque (the necessary information will come up on screen if you choose either of these options).

Private Workshops

If you cannot find the topic you would like, do let me know and I can either set one up in the future or run one specially for you.  One-to-one lessons can be arranged also.  Equally if you have a group of friends who like to socialise with a focus, a basketmaking day can be a lot of fun.  I run private workshops either at the Coffee Room or in your home (if you have the space!)   - just get in touch to discuss.

Other Teaching Venues

I also teach regularly at Winchester Adult Education: Peter Symonds College Adult & Higher Education Division, Stoney Lane, Weeke, Winchester, SO22 6DR - 01962 886166 - ahed@psc.ac.uk. If you cannot find a convenient date for any of my Ropley workshops then you might like to see what I have on offer in Winchester: click here.

Talks & Demonstrations

I am happy to give talks about basketmaking, where I bring along lots of examples of baskets, including ones in various stages of construction and talk about how they are made.  If you represent a group who would be interested in this, please get in touch.