About My Workshops

My new workshops for Autumn/Christmas 2019 and 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.

If you aren't sure about which workshop would suit you, or you need some inspiration, I'd like to invite you to my Basketmaking Open Day on Saturday 28th September at the Coffee Room - see the OPEN DAY 2019 tab for more details.


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.