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Crafty Basketry

Contact name: Marianne van Niekerken
52
Total bookings
Rating
(77)
almost 3 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Marianne has been a basketmaker since 2006 and teaches the age-old techniques now applied to contemporary baskets She teaches weaving with willow, hedgerow, rattan and rush. The locations are usually on smallholdings and forest school areas in Kent and East Sussex to fully experience the grounding power of nature. Classes are small, giving you all the guidance you need to create your very own design.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk and Cloche) - Day Course in Winchelsea
Next date: 22nd May 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk or Cloche) - Afternoon Course in Winchelsea
Next date: 22nd May 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk or Cloche) - Morning Course in Winchelsea
Next date: 22nd May 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's | Weaving Willow Plant Supports or Other | Day Private Course at Downe Village Hall
Next date: 26th Apr 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Afternoon Beginners Course - Weaving an Autumn or Christmas Wreath at the Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden
Next date: 4th Oct 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Afternoon Course - Weaving and Decorating an Autumn or Christmas Wreath, Winchelsea
Next date: 4th Dec 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at The Robertsbridge Club
Next date: 27th Apr 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's basket making for beginners with Rattan or Stripped Willow - 2-day Course at King John's Nursery, Etchingham, East Sussex
Next date: 4th Jul 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Basket Weaving for Beginners - Day Course in Winchelsea
Next date: 22nd May 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Beginners Afternoon Course - Weaving a Plant Support in Penhurst Retreat Centre, East Sussex
Next date: 5th Jul 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Beginners Afternoon Course - Weaving an Autumn or Christmas Wreath - Tenterden
Next date: 4th Oct 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Beginners Afternoon Course - Weaving an Autumn or Christmas Wreath in Penhurst Retreat Centre, East Sussex
Next date: 5th Oct 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Beginners Morning Course - Weaving a Plant Support in Penhurst Retreat Centre, East Sussex
Next date: 5th Jul 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Beginners Morning Course - Weaving an Autumn or Christmas Wreath in Penhurst Retreat Centre
Next date: 5th Oct 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Beginners Morning Course - Weaving an Autumn or Christmas Wreath, Tenterden
Next date: 4th Oct 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Day Weaving Autumn or Christmas Wreaths and other Decorations in Etchingham
Next date: 19th Oct 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Day Weaving Christmas Wreaths and other Decorations at Penhurst Retreat Centre
Next date: 5th Oct 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Day Weaving Christmas Wreaths and other Decorations at Tenterden
Next date: 4th Oct 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Day Weaving Christmas Wreaths and other Decorations in Winchelsea
Next date: 4th Dec 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Day Weaving Plant Supports at Penhurst Retreat Centre
Next date: 5th Jul 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Hedgerow Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden
Next date: 19th Apr 2024
4 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Lampshade - Day Course at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden, Kent
Next date: 19th Apr 2024
3 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Lampshade - Day Course at The Robertsbridge Club
Next date: 27th Apr 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Morning Beginners Course - Weaving an Autumn or Christmas Wreath at the Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden
Next date: 4th Oct 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Morning Course - Weaving and Decorating an Autumn or Christmas Wreath, Winchelsea
Next date: 4th Dec 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Stripped Willow or Rattan Lampshade - Day Course at Penhurst Retreat Centre
Next date: 5th Jul 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Weaving a Willow or Rattan Lampshade - Day Course in Winchelsea
Next date: 22nd May 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden, Kent
Next date: 19th Apr 2024
4 places left
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Crafty Basketry's willow basket making for beginners - Day course at King John's Nursery, Etchingham, East Sussex
Next date: 20th Apr 2024
5 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at King John's Nursery, Etchingham, East Sussex
Next date: 20th Apr 2024
5 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at Penhurst Retreat Centre, East Sussex
Next date: 5th Jul 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Basket-weaving for Beginners - Day Course at Paddock Art Studios, Lewes
Next date: 28th Apr 2024
3 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Lampshade - Day Course at King John's Nursery, Etchingham, East Sussex
Next date: 20th Apr 2024
5 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Lampshade - Day Course at Paddock Art Studios, Lewes
Next date: 28th Apr 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Support (Obelisk or Cloche) at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden - Afternoon Course
Next date: 19th Apr 2024
4 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Support (Obelisk or Cloche) at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden - Morning Course
Next date: 19th Apr 2024
4 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk and Cloche) - Day Course at King John's Nursery, Etchingham, East Sussex
Next date: 20th Apr 2024
5 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk and Cloche) - Day Course at Paddock Art Studios, Lewes
Next date: 28th Apr 2024
5 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk and Cloche) - Day Course at The Robertsbridge Club
Next date: 27th Apr 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk and Cloche) at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden - Day Course
Next date: 19th Apr 2024
4 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk or Cloche) - Afternoon Course at King John's Nursery, Etchingham, East Sussex
Next date: 20th Apr 2024
5 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk or Cloche) - Afternoon Course at Paddock Art Studios, Lewes
Next date: 28th Apr 2024
5 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk or Cloche) - Afternoon Course at the Robertsbridge Club
Next date: 27th Apr 2024
6 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk or Cloche) - Morning Course at King John's Nursery, Etchingham, East Sussex
Next date: 20th Apr 2024
4 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk or Cloche) - Morning Course at Paddock Art Studios, Lewes
Next date: 28th Apr 2024
3 places left
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk or Cloche) - Morning Course at The Robertsbridge Club, Robertsbridge, East Sussex
Next date: 27th Apr 2024
6 places left
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Introduction to Basketry - Vessels Old and New - Day Course, Etchingham
Next date: 20th Apr 2024
5 places left
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Introduction to Basketry - Vessels Old and New - Full Day Course Tenterden
Next date: 19th Apr 2024
4 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
8 Apr 24'

Debbie J reviewed: Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk and Cloche) - Day Course in Winchelsea

"I can highly recommend the course with Marianne. I felt a huge sense of achievement with the plant support and cloche which I made. The day flew by, was great fun and I learnt so much. Marianne was so patient and supportive every step of the way."

Crafty Basketry responded:

"Oh Debbie, I'm over the moon with your review and recommendation! Thank you so very much! It's always so good to hear that I'm getting it right. It means so much to me that people have the best experience and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I hope to see you again sometime, perhaps for a lampshade course? All the best for now, Marianne"

8 Apr 24'

Claudia Carla Blunden reviewed: Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk and Cloche) at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden - Day Course

"A great day focusing on a traditional art form in lovely surroundings with friendly people. You would be surprised what you can achieve with expert and encouraging tuition"

Crafty Basketry responded:

"Thank you so much for your review, Claudia! Was so nice to have you on board again. I'm running out of ideas of what to challenge you with next, but perhaps a Harlequin tree would be an interesting project for you? Thank you very much and see you soon. All the best for now, Marianne"

31 Mar 24'

Jane reviewed: Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk or Cloche) - Morning Course at Paddock Art Studios, Lewes

"Really enjoyed making my willow obelisk! Lovely weather meant that we could work outside in the sunshine. Nice small group, helpful instruction and a great creation to take home!"

Crafty Basketry responded:

"Thanks for your review, Jane, and looking forward to teaching you how to weave a basket next. I will send you some dates of upcoming Lewes courses now. Thanks again very much. "

24 Mar 24'

Kate Morton reviewed: Crafty Basketry's Willow Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden, Kent

"We had the most wonderfully relaxing day with Marianne, making a basket that, even though I say so myself, looked remarkably good! Marianne made the day most enjoyable, with just the right amount of help when needed and there was lots of chatter and laughter. A very positive experience and I will do it again. "

Crafty Basketry responded:

"Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendation, Kate! Fabulous basket you made with actually very little help from me. You picked up the techniques quite easily and were a joy to have on the course. Look forward to the next one with you. May I challenge you with the making of a lampshade, perhaps? :D"

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