13th January 2018 - 9th June 2018
Time : 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Venue : St Thomas' Centre Wolsingham Co Durham DL13 3AG
Cost : £10 per session

On Saturday 25th November, NBG's newest and southernmost self-help group held its initial gathering. The next meeting of the group will be held on the 13th of January 2018. Although there will be no formal tutor for these sessions there will always be more experienced basketmakers around to help you with your projects.

The Centre is behind St Thomas Church, which is just off the B6296 (Angate Street), a little way before you cross the bridge over the stream to go out of Wolsingham village, and it is signposted. Access to the hall is down the side of the church and there is adequate parking next to the building.

Please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided.

It will be helpful if you bring your own secateurs and any other basketry tools if you have them. A small number of tools (secateurs, rapping irons & bodkins) will be available to borrow during the sessions. Please also bring:

  • a spray bottle
  • a blanket or old cloth to wrap your work in
  • a weight of around 2lb to steady your work
  • something to kneel on if you want to work at floor level
  • you might want to bring an apron or wear old clothes

If you have any questions regarding the meetings or would like more information please contact Sheila. Please let Sheila know if you are planning to come along to ensure enough willow is prepared for everyone. New members are welcome but please let Sheila know if you would like to attend.

This group is organised for members of the Northumbria Basketry Group so if you wish to continue coming along after your initial visit we would ask you to join; membership only costs £10 per annum and members are given advance information about forthcoming workshops before they are publicised to non-members. They also receive a discounted price for willow purchased from the group willow plots.

Following the initial meeting on the 25th November the group will meet on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The first set of dates for 2018 are: 13th January, 10th February, 10th March, 14th April, 12th May, 9th June. Information for later dates tba.

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