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Welcome to Oxfordshire Basketmakers

Oxfordshire Basketmakers (OB) promotes basketry in Oxfordshire and beyond through a regular programme of basketry workshops, talks, visits and social gatherings; there are also opportunities to exhibit.

OB was founded in 1999. It developed out of an informal group of local makers and enthusiasts who for some years had been meeting and sharing their skills. Founder members were inspired by the first Oxford Summer School (1991), the Pitt Rivers Museum's exhibition Basketmakers (1992), the activities of the national Basketmakers' Association and the City & Guilds basketry courses offered by the City Lit in London.

Today OB has more than 100 members throughout Oxfordshire and beyond. These include professional basketmakers and teachers as well as researchers, collectors and many people who simply like baskets or enjoy 'having a go' from time to time.

Latest OB News

Friday to Sunday, 9, 10 and 11 September 2016

Irish Baskets

A 3 day course making willow baskets with Joe Hogan. Suitable for all levels.

Saturday, 22 and Sunday, 23 October 2016

Round Bellied Basket

Learn to make this distinctive basket with Mandy Coates. Suitable for all levels.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Windmill Knot Workshop

Experiment with the windmill knot with John Page. Suitable for all levels.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Exploring Bilum Techniques

Explore bilum making techniques with Shuna Rendel. Suitable for all levels.

Please go to the Events page for more information about all our events and workshops.