The first of Northumbria Basketry Group's Tenth Anniversary Touring Celebration and Exhibition events is now only a couple of weeks away.
The event is at the Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ and will feature an exhibition with a wide variety of baskets, sculptures and other pieces created by our members using willow and other materials, along with replicas of traditional baskets used in different regions of the British Isles.
There will be drop-in willow taster sessions for all ages taking place so do come along and have a go.
If you would like to spend a morning or afternoon weaving with willow we are also running half-day workshops. For details of these activities see the events page of our website.
A newly-published book written by member Liz Balfour, 'The Fishing Baskets of Northumbria', will be launched at this event. See image below.
We shall also be researching traditional British baskets and warmly invite anyone who has baskets that have belonged to family members for a long time to bring them to the event for us to photograph.
For more information see the events section of the website.