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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.

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13th January 2024
Saturday, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Charlotte Holmes and Andy Goodwin from Willow Coppice in Eynsham will be talking about their amazing sculptural projects. Tea/coffee will be served before the talk, with tea and cake afterwards.

North Oxford Association Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DP
*The NOA has two council car parks on either side quite close by to the venue.