Many people I teach in different places ask me why I don’t run some occasional courses myself, so in response to this I am going to be running a series of 1 and 2 day Workshops between February and early July this year.

Some Workshops will be for beginners, others for those of you who’ve some experience of techniques and materials you’ve learnt previously with me.

Below are details of what I’ll be running, when, how much and so on.
If there are any specific short courses which would be of interest to any of you, or if you’d like to refresh something you’ve learnt previously.

I’m also open to requests to organise 1 or 2 day courses for small groups (max 4 people) which could be at weekends or on weekdays.
I will be sending a separate e-mail to the Guild Secretary, with details of short courses I will be teaching at CITY LIT in the Summer Term (April – July)

Please contact me if you have a small group who’re interested in a specific workshop.



All workshops run from 10.30 to 4.30

Maximum 4 places

Fees include all materials (unless specified otherwise), use of tools and equipment, tea/coffee and biscuits and a vegetarian lunch.

Terms and Conditions
Places are only secured by booking and paying in full by BACS in advance.

If you have to cancel after paying, I will refund 90% of the fee
if I can fill your place.

If it’s not possible to fill your place, then your fee cannot be refunded;
but every reasonable effort will be made to fill cancelled places.

If a place is booked but you can’t come and have to cancel on the day, no refunds can be given.
If for any reason I needed to cancel a course, full refunds would be given.
Bookings are not transferrable.
These courses are designed for adults but students 15+ are welcome
if accompanied by a participating adult.
There is a certain degree of physical (manual) dexterity needed for these courses; the classroom is relatively accessible but if you have any questions in relation to mobility issues please contact me before making a booking.

To make a booking please e-mail me at

Rolled Newspaper Baskets
13th February 2016

Transform old newspapers into an unusual new basket


Coiled Baskets and Mats

27th February 2016
Moroccan Berber inspired baskets and mats from rope and wool


Plaits and Plaiting for Use in Basketry

19th March 2016

Learn to make 2D and 3D plaits related to Basketry


Simple Plaited Baskets

23rd April 2016

Make a small basket from strips of folded newspaper, or thin card, and learn the bias plaiting basketry technique


Bias Plaited Footed Baskets
(2 Day Course)

14th and 15th May 2016

Using bias plaiting techniques make variations of this interesting basketry form


Hexagonal Plaiting (1) and (2)

18th and 19th June 2016

This 3-directional open weave can be used to create
different baskets and geometric forms.
In the first of two workshops learn the basic principles of hexagonal plaiting; in the second try out some more complex forms e.g. spheres and ‘pillows’


Our mailing address is:

Polly Pollock

Studio 29, Kingsgate Workshops

110-116 Kingsgate Road

London, NW6 2JG