About My Workshops

My new workshops for Spring/Summer 2020 are now up and running, and take place in my new regular venue, the Ropley Coffee Room in the village of Ropley where I have recently moved.  See WORKSHOPS LOCATION.

I have listened to what previous students have asked for in terms of topics so I hope I have covered all suggestions!  With the exception of the Pet Bed workshop in June, all workshops are suitable for absolute beginners.  

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).   

I generally teach monthly on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Many, but not all, topics are duplicated on different days so hopefully you will find a date and time that suits.

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 do not have the facility to take payment online, so upon receipt of your booking I will email you with confirmation and payment details (cheque or bank transfer).

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.