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Whittondean Willow Plot

Hepple group members are helping get the willow harvest under way.

Hedgrow willow, rods from the old plot, the Nicholsonii and Norbury at Whittondean have been cut and sorted. The Grisette de Falaise is all cut with some sorting remaining, the harvesting of Flanders Red is under way.

Thorough sorting of individual branched rods is worth the time producing a good selection of saleable bundles.

The next collective cutting day at Whittondean is next Sunday 14th starting at 10.00am.

Northumberland County Show 2018

Monday 28th May at Bywell Show Ground in the Tyne Valley. NBG have been invited to hold a pop up Celebration of basketmaking, it will include: Exhibition, demonstration, hands on, sales.

Please put the date in your diary.

Your help will be needed to provide baskets for the Exhibition, demonstrating, help with hands on, provision of baskets for sale and generally talking to the public.

Great North Exhibition 2018

Have you heard about it? Weekend 28th and 29th April in a park in Newcastle.

NBG have applied to be part of this makers event and hold their pop up Celebration of basketmaking, to include:Exhibition, demonstrations, hands on and sales.

Please put the dates in your diary.

If we are accepted your help will be needed as outlined in the County Show item above.

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Author Name : Charlotte
Publish Date : 11th January 2018