Crafty Basketry

Contact Name: Marianne van Niekerken

Crafty Basketry
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About Crafty Basketry

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

In-person
Crafty Basketry's Basket Making for Beginners (Rattan & Stripped Willow) - 2-day Course at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden
Kent - Next course on 26th July 2022
Crafty Basketry's Basket Making for Beginners (Rattan & Stripped Willow) - 2-day Course at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden
£185
These courses are for absolute beginners and people who've made a basket or two. Children from the age of 12 can take part also. During this weekend, you can take...
In-person
Crafty Basketry's Basket Weaving for Beginners - Day Course, Uckfield
East Sussex - Next course on 31st July 2022
Crafty Basketry's Basket Weaving for Beginners - Day Course, Uckfield
(2)
£125
This course is for absolute beginners and for people who've made a basket or two. Children as young as 14 can make a basket in a day. You get all...
In-person
Crafty Basketry's Half-day Weaving with Willow - Course for Kids (+8 years’ old)
Kent - Next course on 4th August 2022
Crafty Basketry's Half-day Weaving with Willow - Course for Kids (+8 years’ old)
£60
Looking for bonding experiences with your child or grandchild over the summer holidays? Build their self-esteem, confidence and dexterity, while weaving a birdfeeder, flower, or dragonfly and learning about tools...
In-person
Crafty Basketry's Willow Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden, Kent
Kent - Next course on 6th July 2022
Crafty Basketry's Willow Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden, Kent
(3)
£120
These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who've made a basket or two. Teenagers from the age of 12 are also able to take part. What do I...

Reviews

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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk and Cloche) at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden - Day Course (Course inactive)

In-person
Marianne Cox - - #39500

What a lovely day! Highly recommended!
Making willow obelisk structures in peaceful countryside surroundings. Truly the best medicine for the soul!
I will be back! Basket weaving next!
Thank you! 😊

Response from Crafty Basketry:

Hi Marianne,

Thank you so much for recommending my course and you're even going to take part again! This time with your Mum in July! Wonderful! If she picks it up as easily as you did, then you'll end up with beautiful baskets.

Look forward to meeting your Mum once over from Norway.

With best wishes,

Marianne x

Crafty Basketry's Basket Weaving for Beginners - Day Course, Uckfield

In-person
Richard Gibbs - - #39710

I had a brilliant day taking part in a basket weaving course with Marianne at the location on Ashdown Forest . It was an activity I had always been interested in trying and was bought as a present by my son. She was an informative and extremely patient teacher explaining thoroughly the techniques used in the creation of basket weaving. It enabled me to fulfill my ambition of creating a willow structure that will be truly unique in my home.

Response from Crafty Basketry:

Thank you so much for your review! Hope to see you again with your friends, as discussed.

All the best,

Marianne
Crafty Basketry

Crafty Basketry's Basket Weaving for Beginners - Day Course, Uckfield

In-person
Nicky Crummett - - #39816

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Response from Crafty Basketry:

Hello Nicky,

Thank you so much for your thorough review and recommendation. It means the world to me, that you both had a memorable, relaxed time and you made such lovely baskets to show for it!

Now you know the main techniques, I hope you will try and make a basket together, in your own garden. Let me know how you get on and do call if you feel you're stuck.

Hope to see you and Martin again sometime soon.

All the best,

Marianne
Crafty Basketry

Crafty Basketry's Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at Kench Hill, Tenterden (Course inactive)

In-person
Janet ledger - - #35469

What a brilliant day making a basket from willow surrounded by woodland . Thank you.

Response from Crafty Basketry:

Good morning Janet,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Much appreciated.

I hope you had a wonderful time away and have been able to fully unwind.

Look forward to meeting you again, who knows at another of my courses.

Again many thanks.

Best wishes,

Marianne
Crafty Basketry