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Sewing Straw Plait

April 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

£25.00 – £30.00

This basic course will introduce the skills required to successfully stitch plait into a hat, bag, or basket. You will be provided with ready-made straw plait, thread, and needle to start the sewing process.


Sewing Straw Plait
Sewing Straw Plait

The workshop will be led by Veronica Main MBE who is one of the last traditional straw plaiters and has also learned hat sewing. There will be an introductory talk then participants will start by making a hat button then continue stitching and shaping the plait. This course will provide the basic knowledge to continue personal development of the skills. You will not have time to make a complete hat!

Timings and Details:

  • Three-hour course 13:30 to 16:30
  • No need to bring anything and no previous skill/experience required
  • Not suitable for people with allergies to straw dust
  • Please be aware, plaiting requires manual dexterity and is close work
  • 10 places available
  • Not suitable for children under 10 years of age
  • Refreshments will be provided, toilets on site

The museum is situated in the heart of historic Amersham Old Town. Please Click on this link for directions.

Straw Plaiting Workshop

Straw Plaiting
Straw Plaiting

This complementing course will be held on the morning of the same day. You can take both courses if you wish and learn a greater range of skills. Click on this link for more details.

If you require overnight accommodation and/or lunch, there are numerous hotels and restaurants close to the museum, email [email protected] if you require further information.


Tickets must be pre-booked

There are 10 places available for each course

The cost of an individual course is £30

A discounted price of £25 applies if you book both courses, you must book separately for both courses. Click on this link to book ticket for the morning workshop


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Sewing Straw Plait 010423
£ 30.00
Combined Straw Plaiting/Sewing Workshop 010423-2
You must also book the morning session
£ 25.00


April 1
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
£25.00 – £30.00
Event Category:


Amersham Museum


Amersham Museum
49, High Street
Old Amersham, HP7 0DP
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