About My Workshops



CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:   

I have no workshops here in Ropley for the remainder of 2020 but I am teaching five 3-hour workshops at Peter Symonds College (Winchester Adult Education) in October, November and December.  See WORKSHOPS BY DATE/TOPIC for details.  Booking is direct with Peter Symonds College, not me! 

My workshops here in Ropley will be restarting in 2021.  I hope to re-run most of the cancelled workshops from this year. Details to follow in November.

NEW! I will be starting a regular weekly/monthly progressive course for those who want to really get to grips with the basic skills of basketry, starting January and again in April.  Details to follow in November.



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 generally run half-day and evening workshops to lessen the impact!     


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.