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29th November 2017

Plans for the start of harvesting the local willow crop were put on hold today as our area has had frequent snow showers since late morning.&...

On Saturday 25th November, NBG's newest and southernmost self-help group held its initial gathering. The venue was St Thomas's Cent...

On Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October, Etal Group hosted a return visit from basket maker John Galloway, renowned for his use of ...

As part of the 'Weaving our History' Tenth Anniversary Celebrations we shall be holding three workshops at the Watchtower, Berwick....

Anna Turnbull will be tutoring a workshop in Wolsingham Co Durham Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October. For full details see the events page...

Two new workshops have been arranged in the Cheviot Centre Wooler. The dates are: Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October and Wednesday 15th and Thur...
There are still places available on the two hoop making workshops to be held on the 24th and 25th of October - see events section for details...

Fancy taking a beginner's basketry workshop?

There are places available at the Hepple session on the 16th and 17th o...

Come and pay us a visit at one of these events over the weekend.

On Saturday 2nd September we are at the 145th Harbottle ...

Last week we had some very welcome visitors to the willow plot in the form of a small flock of Willow Warblers. It was a windy day and the bi...

Yesterday evening a group of 20 people attended the inaugural walk to view the willow sculptures located at various points on the Island natu...

Both workshops are now fully booked.

WISKETS - a frame basket using hazel splints on a pre-f...

Rita recently tutored an exciting two day workshop at Hepple and participants enjoyed an introduction to Maori history and making techniques....

Northumbria Basketry Group members have been invited to the inaugural walk to see the willow sculptures on the Lindisfarne Nature Trail.

The recent warm weather and spells of heavy rain have resulted in rapid growth of the 11 varieties of basketry willow at Whittondean. Most of...

At the weekend volunteers at the Peregrini event at the Crossman Hall on Lindisfarne enjoyed adding to the spectacular bird sculptures design...

PEREGRINI LINDISFARNE WILLOW SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS Over half of the willow sculptures for the Lindisfarne Nature Trail have now been created by...

To celebrate the opening of the 10th anniversary exhibition in Durham Dales Centre tomorrow we are launching a book by Liz Balfour "The ...

Borders Group are attending the Art @ Ancrum event Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st of May. Free entry from 10 am to 5 pm daily.

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There are two photographs attached to this news item. One showing the willow plot prior to the Northumbria Basketry Group taking it over in 2009 and o...
Please note that a new addition has been made to the events list....
An agreement has been signed this week between Hexhamshire Parish Council and Northumbria Basketry Group for the management of a new willow plot. The ...
The last of the woven mulch was removed from the Whitton site today and the growing area is now ready for the removal of the stool roots. A contractor...
Over the weekend of 8th and 9th April 2017 we are holding two workshops at Hepple. "Dishes Made Using The Fish Trap Weave" and "Burkino...
Northumbria Basketry Group members were joined by Peregrini Trust volunteers on Saturday 14th January to complete the cutting of the willow at the Whi...

Planting started in earnest today with Monica, Megan and Jennifer planting the first 1000+ cuttings. The weed control fabric has held firm an...

Just received this message and photographs from Anna: "We had a good two days at The Cheviot Centre again last week, with lots of enthusiastic m...
Tim is very interested in Third World or First Nation basketry work, he adapts the results of his research to construct twined contemporary baskets. P...
Ruth has sent me a couple of photos from yesterday's self-help session at Newton. Jackie Carnell from Nenthead was making a basket with a zig za...
This class was held at the Cheviot Centre, Wooler over the weekend 22nd and 23rd of October. Anna Turnbull provided the tuition for the group with ass...

The NBG will be 10 years old in 2017 and we plan to recognise this milestone by holding an exhibition. It will tell the story of NBG's d...

Look up the Gallery Section of the website to see Ruth's images showing how to make a willow sphere. ...