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2nd June 2018

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The June/July Issue of the Northumbrian features an article about Anna Turnbull and her work with willow and felt. Written by Susan Burke it ...

Work is ongoing at Whittondean trimming the initial growth on the stools of a number of varieties that tend to produce long rods.

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Explore the ancient crafts of string and basketmaking at a two day workshop with Anna Corbett. See the events page of the NBG website for det...

On Friday 25th May Anna Turnbull will be running another Beginners and Improvers Basketry Class at North Shiedls Library. For more details se...

Saturday 24th February saw 7 NBG members (from Borders and Hepple groups) tackling work at the plot.

We finished harvesti...

Check out the Events section of the website for information about a two-day course with Jenny - 15th and 16th of April 2018

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The sun shone today at Whittondean. The site is on the south facing slope of the valley and at this time of year receives around 3 hours of s...

Plans for the start of harvesting the local willow crop were put on hold today as our area has had frequent snow showers since late morning.&...

On Saturday 25th November, NBG's newest and southernmost self-help group held its initial gathering. The venue was St Thomas's Cent...

As part of the 'Weaving our History' Tenth Anniversary Celebrations we shall be holding three workshops at the Watchtower, Berwick....

Anna Turnbull will be tutoring a workshop in Wolsingham Co Durham Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October. For full details see the events page...

Two new workshops have been arranged in the Cheviot Centre Wooler. The dates are: Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October and Wednesday 15th and Thur...

Come and pay us a visit at one of these events over the weekend.

On Saturday 2nd September we are at the 145th Harbottle ...

Fancy taking a beginner's basketry workshop?

There are places available at the Hepple session on the 16th and 17th o...

Last week we had some very welcome visitors to the willow plot in the form of a small flock of Willow Warblers. It was a windy day and the bi...

Yesterday evening a group of 20 people attended the inaugural walk to view the willow sculptures located at various points on the Island natu...

Rita recently tutored an exciting two day workshop at Hepple and participants enjoyed an introduction to Maori history and making techniques....

Northumbria Basketry Group members have been invited to the inaugural walk to see the willow sculptures on the Lindisfarne Nature Trail.

The recent warm weather and spells of heavy rain have resulted in rapid growth of the 11 varieties of basketry willow at Whittondean. Most of...

At the weekend volunteers at the Peregrini event at the Crossman Hall on Lindisfarne enjoyed adding to the spectacular bird sculptures design...

PEREGRINI LINDISFARNE WILLOW SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS Over half of the willow sculptures for the Lindisfarne Nature Trail have now been created by...

To celebrate the opening of the 10th anniversary exhibition in Durham Dales Centre tomorrow we are launching a book by Liz Balfour "The ...

There are two photographs attached to this news item. One showing the willow plot prior to the Northumbria Basketry Group taking it over in 2009 and o...
Please note that a new addition has been made to the events list....
The last of the woven mulch was removed from the Whitton site today and the growing area is now ready for the removal of the stool roots. A contractor...
Over the weekend of 8th and 9th April 2017 we are holding two workshops at Hepple. "Dishes Made Using The Fish Trap Weave" and "Burkino...
Northumbria Basketry Group members were joined by Peregrini Trust volunteers on Saturday 14th January to complete the cutting of the willow at the Whi...
Just received this message and photographs from Anna: "We had a good two days at The Cheviot Centre again last week, with lots of enthusiastic m...
This class was held at the Cheviot Centre, Wooler over the weekend 22nd and 23rd of October. Anna Turnbull provided the tuition for the group with ass...

The NBG will be 10 years old in 2017 and we plan to recognise this milestone by holding an exhibition. It will tell the story of NBG's d...

Look up the Gallery Section of the website to see Ruth's images showing how to make a willow sphere. ...