28 October 2023 Lewes Basketry Festival!

By Louise

October Lewes Festival of Basketry: Sat Oct 28 2023 at 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm 14 Phoenix Place Lewes Over and Under, Lewes Festival of Basketry & Ceilidh | 14 Phoenix Pl, Lewes, EN |…

Sunrise cane-backed chair

By Louise

Thoroughly enjoyable day at the craft fair in Lewes, perfectly organised by Mynt Image. Although the centre piece Sunrise weave chair was constantly admired, we didn’t find it’s next home. A Sussex-based woodturner, Ian Payne,…

19 August Craft Market in Lewes

By Louise

Craft and Gift Market Happy to say that on Saturday 19 August 2023 I have a stall for a few chairs and willow baskets at a Craft and Gift Market in Lewes Town Hall, High Street,…

Sunrise cane backed chair for sale

By Louise

Delightful, warm coloured, oak high backed elbow chair with low seat and sprung upholstered cushion. £220 Early 20th century. Slight Deco feel and simplicity reminiscent of Arts & Crafts period Curved and tapering back re-caned…

Hot off the workbench: Shell Bodkins

By Louise

Shell bodkin These ‘lifetime’ shell bodkins were made in April 2023 by Julian Stephens (jeweller, Brighton). Based on the ultimate design by basketmaker John Excell (Somerset). Available from [email protected] Tel: 0792 641 8523 £26 each (cost…

Come and learn chair cane weaving

By Louise

I hope you are keeping well. 121 beginners chair caning sessions. Or in a small group of 4. Please book here or contact me to suggest other dates: Furniture restoration courses, craft kits and handcrafted…

Rush on a chair seat

By Louise

Thanks to Linda’s work harvesting – packaging – posting lovely fresh rush I can get on with seating two of my favourite oak chairs.

November shop window

By Louise

Hope all is well with you. Sale time, I have added some chairs and baskets to the shop window: https://wp.me/P7KuId-al

September

By Louise

How lovely to be into Autumn. Time to sell a few baskets. I think this must prompted by memories of wonderful outdoor fairs at this time of year. ‘Shop Window’ page is updated accordingly. The…

Bergere, one of a pair, ready to cover

By Louise

Bergere chair, ready to have cushion covered in fabric to suit the home it goes to. May have to wait for a Winter (or two) to come around before the pair of chairs are ready!…

Artwave 2019 Falmer Village Hall, Sussex

By Louise

  Don’t yet know whether Firle Vintage Fair will open again tomorrow. We had such a successful 1st day though. In preparation for the Artwave show at Falmer Village Hall, this chair is now drying.…

Gold ribbon chair

By Louise

This cane seated chair with a cane and ribbon backrest is now ready for sale at the Firle Vintage Fair this weekend; or perhaps on to Falmer village hall for Art & Soul which opens as part of…

Endangered Crafts

By Louise

In 2015, the Heritage Crafts Association received a grant from The Radcliffe Trust to assess the vitality of traditional heritage crafts in the UK and identify those crafts most at risk of disappearing. The assessment…

Upcoming Exhibition in May 2019, Brighton

By Louise

I’ve been preparing an exhibition in Brighton, for May 2019. The theme is fishing nets and baskets. It will include work by two fantastic weavers and be open for one week. Full details to follow…

Keeping it Creel, in the sunshine

By Louise

Basketcase Exhibition There were many memorable weaving experiences at my Keep it Creel exhibition in the Brighton Fisher Quarter Gallery. Super fortnight and interesting encounters with local and overseas visitors, in the friendly surroundings of…