Located next to the Malvern Hills
Started making baskets with willow, learning from Hans and Madelone Mattes in Ballingeary, Macroom, in County Cork and harvesting willow from Tallow, near Yougal, we all met at a Winter Solstice gathering at the Ashram 1991.
1992 weaving at the Malvern Arts Workshop, thanks to Janet Maguffy
1994 Forest Fair demonstrating
1994 demonstrating with Hobby Horse Craft Fairs throughout the Midlands.
1995 agent, Charles Cordell of Acorn Activities, classes begin
Courses, kits & gifts
Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques
"I thoroughly enjoyed my day. I was welcomed and within a few minutes had a hot drink and flapjack. The instructions were very clear and Jonny and Becky were very patient. A lovely hot lunch for a very reasonable price.
The day was value for money, I felt proud of my basket though it wasn’t the best of the group. I went with two friends who also enjoyed it. I would certainly consider doing another one sometime in the future."
"3 of us did this course the hosts John and Becky were very welcoming when we arrived. The day starts with a warm cuppa and cake. Then with lots of help and loads of patience from our hosts we all made a beautiful basket as did all the class. We had a great lunch made by a local supplier and of course followed by more cake. I would say a terrific fun day had well worth the cost. Would certainly recommend for people looking for something different to do."