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 with workshops, talks, visits, social gatherings and opportunities to exhibit.

Further historical information is found on the ‘history’ link in the footer bar. 

Oxfordshire Basketmakers / OB newsletter Feb 2024

we send out:

A newsletter, printed 3 times a year and sent out to all members. Also available as a pdf download option.  e-news – will continue being delivered via email as a valuable way of keeping in touch with nearly all of our member base. Make sure we have your email address.

we're working on:

Social media – with the setting up of an Instagram account for OB where we hope to advertise the workshops and events and also members work at oxfordshire_basket_makers

We have also started posting workshop information through FB groups – The Basketmakers Association and South East Basketmakers

* an updated members gallery, show casing work, skills and interest areas. * an updated archive of all previous workshops and exhibitions.