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.


   We have availability on Peter Dibble's Workshop, the two day workshop on 13th and 14th October and also on 3 of the Tuesday workshops.

Workshop dates for 2023 will be on the workshop page on 1st Nov.

We are delighted to be hosting master basketmaker Peter Dibble whose traditional work we have admired for a long time. Peter will be teaching his signature oval shopper with underfoot base and English randed side weave. Students will also have the opportunity to weave with Peter's home grown willows.


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