Members have a wide range of interests and abilities. Some are professional makers and teachers, while others have only recently discovered the joy of working with natural materials. We all have an interest in the history of our craft, and try to record and preserve the styles of baskets of the region.
We organise regular courses and workshops for our members, some of whom themselves run courses for the public. Skills, ideas and news are exchanged at informal gatherings. As a group, as well as individually, we exhibit around the region, and give demonstrations at shows and craft events.
Application For Membership
Please download and complete our application form. Basketmakers Southwest Membership Form [PDF]
Members receive our quarterly Newsletter, with details of forthcoming events, courses, and exhibitions in the region; you can participate in group events; and via the membership list, you can contact other makers, or members living in your area. The newsletter is available as a paper copy or electronically.
All members are welcome to attend committee meetings in a non-voting capacity.
New members are always welcome.