The Guild of Straw Craftsmen - Events, Exhibitions and Courses in 2020

A dove in marquetry

"Dove"
Worked by John Brooks
from a design by Peter Shelley.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information in this page is correct, the Guild of Straw Craftsmen cannot be held responsible for any errors that occur.
We will try to make sure that we attend the event or fair but unforeseen circumstances may force us to cancel an appearance at short notice.

Events, Exhibitions and Courses

This page contains information about where you can see the Guild in action and learn about straw crafts. Our courses are suitable for both beginners and the more advanced straw worker. Some of the students who came to the beginners’ course just to “have a go” have now become regulars of the advanced courses.

wind chimes made from seven straw plaits

These wind chimes were made by one of our junior members at one of the Duns Tew workshops.

Exhibitions.

picture of corn dollys

The Maiden, The Neck and The Mare – Harvest Traditions and Beliefs

Weald & Downland Living Museum,
Singleton,
Chichester PO18 0EU

Monday 14 October to Monday 20 January 2019
open daily 10:3am-4pm

Exploring the art, traditions and beliefs associated with corn dollies featuring original examples and contemporary artist’s interpretations.
We will have demonstrations of corn dolly making on set days throughout the exhibition.

Project in collaboration with the Museum of British Folklore

More details vist the Weald & Downland Living Museum web site.

Courses run by the Guild.

Date Location Details
Saturday 28th
March '20

9:30 for 10:00

King’s Sutton Millennium Memorial Hall
Astrop Road
King’s Sutton
Oxfordshire OX17 3PG

Click for a map of how to get to Kings Sutton.

£15.00 for Non-members £7.00 for Members.

Tutors from the team of:
Peter Shelley,
Dorothy Seedhouse,
Antony Gay
Saturday 4th
July '20

9:30 for 10:00

King’s Sutton Millennium Memorial Hall
Astrop Road
King’s Sutton
Oxfordshire OX17 3PG

Click for a map of how to get to Kings Sutton.

£15.00 for Non-members £7.00 for Members.

Tutors from the team of:
Peter Shelley,
Dorothy Seedhouse,
Antony Gay
Saturday 10th
October '20

9:30 for 10:00

King’s Sutton Millennium Memorial Hall
Astrop Road
King’s Sutton
Oxfordshire OX17 3PG

Click for a map of how to get to Kings Sutton.

£15.00 for Non-members £7.00 for Members.

Tutors from the team of:
Peter Shelley,
Dorothy Seedhouse,
Antony Gay

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Details
Our workhops for all ablilities are being held at a new location in Kings Sutton (Oxfordshire).
The hall is modern with amenities accessible to all.

The workshops are fun and friendly, suitable for beginners and intermediate alike.
The aim is to pass on the traditional skills of corn dolly making as well as other straw related crafts.

For details of the Kings Sutton Workshops, please email .

A booking form can be downloaded from here.

a picture of work in progress

Courses Run by Guild Members.

General Courses

Date Location Details
Friday 17th
April '20

to

Sunday 19th
April '20

Bishop Burton College
York Road, Bishop Burton,
Beverley HU17 8QG

Straw in the North

Workshops for all, whether you are new to this craft or have been plaiting for a lifetime you will find new ideas to inspire you. Fascinating displays of straw work, plenty of time to plait and chat. If you’ve always wanted to get together with other like minded folk here’s the perfect opportunity. You won’t want to miss it!

To show your interest for the weekend please email and you will be kept up to date with information.

Come along, you can be assured of a very warm welcome.

Click here to download a booking form.

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