They are a recently formed local group of the Basketmakers' Association, all weavers of baskets or seating, working together to keep the traditional crafts alive.
During the Holker Garden Festival they will be demonstrating their craft at their stall in the Made in Cumbria Craft Hall AND running children's workshops in the Holker Tipi’s.
Look out for the boards by the stalls and outside the Holker Tipi’s for times of demonstrations.
Baskets makers will be making baskets, plant supports, sculptures- watch the progress and find out all about the materials used. See the range of items they can weave in willow and get a lovely basket to use in the garden. Come and find out about getting that old chair re-seated.
Commissions taken for bespoke items, just pop along and have a chat with them.
Have a go in the craft tent on Friday using cane and weave an animal with willow on the Saturday and Sunday.
The Ilex Bar & Brasserie
Open for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
and Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Click for more information.
2017 Main Season Opening Dates
Hall & Gardens, Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop
Saturday 25th March to Sunday 29th October
Wednesday to Sunday (& Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.30am - 5pm (Hall 11am - 4pm)