Workshops

Here is a list of my teaching dates  planned for 2020.Some take place at venues away from my workshop; please book directly with the venues . I have a full and up to date CRB check. Please email elybasketmaker@gmail.com to request a workshop booking form & payment details.

Full day courses at my Wardy Hill workshop cost £95 including materials & refreshments (bring your own packed lunch). Half day courses at Wardy Hill cost £45 including materials & refreshments. All courses must be paid in full prior to the workshop and places can be secured by a deposit of £25. If the place is cancelled within 1 week of workshop date the cost will be refunded but £25 will be retained to cover administration costs.

If you wish to arrange a workshop focusing on a specific technique or material not covered by my current workshop list please get in touch to discuss possibilities by emailing  elybasketmaker@gmail.com

Nadine Anderson with Willow Eel Hives & Potato Cobs

  Workshop Dates for 2020

February

  • Small Scale Fine Rush Baskets Saturday 8th February 2020, 10am-4pm, Cottenham Village College, community@cvcweb.net 01954 288751
Fine Rush Baskets & Mats with Tools of the Trade
  • Rush Workshop- Baskets & Chair Seating Friday 21st February 2020, 9.30am-4pm,Wardy Hill, Ely CB6 2DF
Round Rush Large Bread Basket- Double Checked Weave Centre
  • Rush Workshop- Baskets & Chair Seating Friday 28th February 2020, 9.30am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
Rush Storage Basket woven in Twill Weave with Sandwich Fold & Sew Border-made on a mould

March

  • Rush Workshop-Exploring the Burkina Plait Technique Friday 13th March 2020, 9.30am-4pm,Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
Interior of a Rush Humbug Basket woven in Burkina Plait
  • Willow Workshop- Stake & Strand Egg Baskets Friday 20th March 2020, 9.30am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF Suitable for beginners & intermediates.
Willow Egg Baskets in White & Dickie Meadows
Beginners Round Willow Baskets & their makers hands
  • Willow Workshop-Zarzo platters & hanging wall storage baskets Saturday 21st March 2020, 9.30am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
Large Zarzo Platters in White & Dickie Meadows Willow

April

  • Willow Plant Supports & Cloches Saturday 4th April 2020,10am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
Willow Plant Supports Workshop -students finished work at Wicken Fen
  • Willow Lampshades Tuesday 14th April 2020 , 9.30am-4pm,Wardy Hill, Ely,CB6 2DF
  • Willow Lampshades Wednesday 15th April 2020, 9.30am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
White & Steamed Dickie Meadows Willow Lampshade
  • Willow Swallows & Swifts £68 Saturday 18th April 2020, 10am-4pm, Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Lode Lane, Ely, CB7 5XP (book with venue Telephone 01353 720274)
Willow Swallows & Swifts
  • Willow Plant Supports & Cloches Friday 24th April 2020,10am-4pm,Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
  • Rush Tote Baskets Monday 27th April 2020, 10am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
Rush Tote in Twill Weave with Leather Handles- made on a mould

May

  • Willow Baskets with Rush Side Weave £140 Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th May 2020, 10am-4pm, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk
White Willow Mending Baskets and Hanging Storage Basket with Plaited Rush as Side Weave
  • Willow Berry Baskets with Cobnut handles & asymmetric borders Friday 15th May 2020, 9.30am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
Buff & Dickie Meadows Willow Berry Basket with asymmetric border and cobnut handle

June

  • Willow Baskets with focus on Zig-Zag Side Weave Patterns Friday 5th June 2020, 9.30am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
Zigzag weave
Detail of zigzag weave in white and Dickie Meadows willow

July

  • Rush Bucket Totes £168 Monday 20th-Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 10am-4pm, Cottenham Village College Summer School, High Street, Cottenham,CB24 8AU (book with venue http://www.community.cvcweb.net )
Cambridgeshire Rush Bucket Tote with leather handles

September

  • Rush Baskets & Mats £68 Saturday 12th September 2020,10am-4.30pm, Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Lode Lane, Ely, CB7 5XP (book with venue Telephone 01353 720274
Students fine Rush basket
Students fine Rush basket
  • Rush Totes Monday 21st September 2020, 9.30am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
Students Rush Tote & Place Mat
  • Rush Baskets exploring the Burkina Plait technique Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 9.30am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
Rush Humbug Baskets woven in the Burkina Plait Technique

October

  • Willow Log Baskets Friday 2nd October 2020, 9.30am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
  • More Willow Log Baskets Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9.30am-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
Students willow log basket about to be picked off/ trimmed up
  • Rush Mats, Bags, Baskets & Sandals £140 Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th October 2020, 10am-4pm, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, 1 Brookside, Cambridge, CB2 1JE (book with venue http://www.botanic@cam.ac.uk )
Students Rush Baskets & Mats woven at Cambridge Botanic Gardens 2019

November

  • Christmas Decorations in Willow & Rush Monday 16th November 2020, 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
  • Christmas Decorations in Willow & Rush Wednesday 18th November 2020, 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm, Wardy Hill, Ely, CB6 2DF
Rush Reindeer
  • Christmas Decorations Saturday 21st November 2020,10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm, Wicken Fen Nature Reserve,Lode Lane, Wicken (book with venue http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk Telephone 01353 720274)

Thank you for taking the time to look at my workshop list and please do get in touch if you would like to arrange a workshop covering specific techniques not covered by my current programme.