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Last chance to make a basket in 2019!

Join me next Saturday at The Base to make a basket in a dayThis will be my last class for this year where you can make a complete basket before my workshops go all Christmassy at the end of October! 10am -5pm at The Base which is a new venue on Greenham Common run by Newbury Corn Exchange. The Base is about 10 minutes from Newbury at RG19 6HN. There's a great café in the building run by The Honesty Group and the current exhibition is all about the artists who illustrated Ladybird books. The class is, I think, the most interesting...

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New Ashgate Gallery Exhibition and Workshop

Some of my cat baskets are in a new exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham alongside bent wood trugs by Jane Crisp and textiles by Madeleine Jude. I will also be teaching a short class in rush weaving at the gallery on October 14th 2-4pm as part of Farnham's Craft Month. Buy tickets by phoning the Gallery on 01252 713208.

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Onion den in show garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show this week

It's a new month and a new RHS Flower Show! Chatsworth House in Derbyshire hosts this month's RHS Flower Show from 6th-10th June, and one of my large onion-shaped willow dens is making an appearance in a show garden there. 'A Family Garden' has been designed by Amanda Waring of Catfoot Garden Design for CCLA.  Amanda has won gold medals at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016 and RHS Tatton Park 2014, as well as Best Show garden at Tatton 2014 and a Silver-Gilt Medal at Tatton 2015. This onion den is for sale at 25% off to anyone who...

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See my playhouses at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week

Chelsea discount onion RHS

These three onion-shaped willow dens are on show at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London this week. They are in two areas of planting designed for the RHS by Kevin Bownes and Robert Wadman. All three are for sale with a 25% discount on normal prices on the basis that customers will arrange collection from the showground at the end of the show next week-end. They are listed separately on the website.  A further large onion den will be available at the same discount after it has made an appearance in a show garden at the RHS Chatsworth Flower...

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Last playhouse of the season delivered last week.

Last week I delivered the very last playhouse of this season to St Joseph's Specialist School near Cranleigh. The school caters for children with autism who cannot attend mainstream school. They have a very active art department who brought me in to do some willow weaving with some of their pupils this summer and who have raised the funds to buy this onion playhouse.

They are very much a seasonal product. I won't start making more until January 2018 but am happy to take orders for delivery from February.

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