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Crafty Basketry

Contact name: Marianne van Niekerken
15
Total bookings
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(37)
over 1 year
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 basket making for beginners (Rattan & (Stripped) Willow) - 2-day Course at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden
Next date: 22nd Apr 2023
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Crafty Basketry's Beginners Afternoon Course - Weaving a Christmas Wreath in Penhurst Retreat Centre, East Sussex
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Crafty Basketry's Beginners Morning Course - Weaving an Autumn or Christmas Wreath in Penhurst Retreat Centre
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Crafty Basketry's Day Weaving Autumn or Christmas Wreaths and other Decorations in Etchingham
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Crafty Basketry's Day Weaving Christmas Wreaths and other Decorations at Penhurst Retreat Centre
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Crafty Basketry's Half-day Weaving with Willow - Course for Kids (+8 years’ old)
Next date: 29th May 2023
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Crafty Basketry's Hedgerow Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden
Next date: 20th Jan 2023
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Crafty Basketry's willow basket making for beginners - Day course at King John's Nursery, Etchingham, East Sussex
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at King John's Nursery, Etchingham, East Sussex
Next date: 7th Apr 2023
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Basket Making for Beginners - Day Course at Penhurst Retreat Centre, East Sussex
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Support (Obelisk or Cloche) at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden - Afternoon Course
Next date: 9th Apr 2023
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Support (Obelisk or Cloche) at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden - Morning Course
Next date: 9th Apr 2023
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk and Cloche) at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden - Day Course
Next date: 9th Apr 2023
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Crafty Basketry's Willow Plant Supports (Obelisk or Cloche) - Half-Day Course at King John's Nursery, Etchingham, East Sussex
Next date: 7th Apr 2023
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Introduction to Basketry - Vessels Old and New - Full Day Course, Etchingham

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
8 Dec 22'

Deanna reviewed: Crafty Basketry's Day Weaving Autumn or Christmas Wreaths and other Decorations in Etchingham

"My friend and myself had a great day making a wreath, some stars and an angel! Marianne is a lovely teacher, patient, kind, friendly and very knowledgable. "

6 Dec 22'

elizabeth mavor reviewed: Crafty Basketry's Day Weaving Autumn or Christmas Wreaths and other Decorations in Etchingham

"Marianne was so patient teaching us to weave. We learned at our own pace and produced glorious wreaths that can be used again and again. And gave us the written instructions so we can use our new skills on other projects. Thank you. "

Crafty Basketry responded:

" Thanks very much for your review and the lovely photo of the wreath on your front door, Liz! It looks stunning! So good to hear that you're going to use your pond and try different projects soon. Have fun!"

6 Dec 22'

Julia Venning reviewed: Crafty Basketry's Day Weaving Christmas Wreaths and other Decorations at Tenterden

"Marianne’s relaxed style of teaching turns the course into a lovely experience. I can definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys being creative. I’m absolutely thrilled with my wreath! "

Crafty Basketry responded:

" Hello Julia, thank you very much for your review and recommendation! So good to hear you loved it. Hope your daughter did too. Hope to see you again in the new year. All the best."

5 Dec 22'

Karen reviewed: Crafty Basketry's willow basket making for beginners - Day course at King John's Nursery, Etchingham, East Sussex

"I had a lovely day creating a basket at this workshop which was gifted to me by my daughter. It was my first go at basket making and I learned so much from Marianne, who was knowledgeable and professional as well as patient and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The venue was lovely and rustic, though several warm layers were required! Everyone was very pleased with what they created. Some made wreaths, angels and stars which were all amazing. I would definitely recommend the course and will be booking another one with some friends in the future. "

Crafty Basketry responded:

" Hello Karen, Thanks very much for your recommendation, which means the world to me! Will be great to meet your friends and for you to be creative together and make memories. See you again soon. All the best, Marianne"

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