My husband Kirk and I have been working with willow since 1998 originally inspired by the sustainability of the craft and the benefits which willow brings to the environment. Kirk grows several varieties of basket willows on two plots located in King’s Cliffe.

We both weave just a mile away from the willow beds at our workshop, The Old Brewery Studios. Here the home grown willows are woven into bespoke traditional and contemporary baskets for homes and gardens. Sue also teaches basketry from the workshop.

We advise you to make an appointment if you would like to visit the workshop. Sorry, The workshop is closed to visitors whilst a class is taking place.

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The Old Brewery Studios

Willow Weaving Workshops

Click to see the willow weaving workshops for 2022. Throughout the year we offer a range of workshops for beginners, intermediates and advanced students.


  The new programme for 2022 workshops is now on the website. We still have availability on the Contemporary Bark Basket Workshop but the rest of our workshops are now full . Workshop dates for 2023 will be on the workshop page on 1st Nov.

We are delighted to be hosting a Contemporary Bark Workshop with Basketmaker Maggie Smith, places still available for this unique workshop. Get creative with Maggie's excellent tuition and learn the technique of stripping bark from willows grown here in King's Cliffe.


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