About Us

Northumbria Basketry Group is a non profit organisation with a constitution run by volunteers with membership from the Northumbria area. It provides tuition in making baskets, rush and cane seating, willow sculpture, willow hurdles/screens, plant support pyramids and Christmas decorations.

Self help groups meet regularly at Hepple, Clara Vale, Etal and Lucker. Advanced skills workshops are held from time to time and members seek to promote basket making and associated crafts at local events and meetings.

Members manage a willow growing facility to provide weaving materials for group activities and also conduct research into the history of basket making and basket use in the area.

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