Straw Craftsmen

Turning Straw Into Amazing Art


Membership of Straw Craftsmen is open to anyone interested in any aspect of straw work.

All About

Straw Craftwork

Heather Beeson

A traditional craft

Welcome to our website! We would love to share more information about straw work with you and to see you get involved in this natural, unique and creative traditional craft.

Claire Northover

Who can learn straw work?

Straw work is an incredibly exciting craft suitable for all ages and abilities from complete beginners to more advanced straw workers.

Carol Partridge

What can be made with straw?

Straw work covers a range of techniques suitable for all abilities and by looking through this website you will see a variety of simple and more complex designs.

Janine Connor

Where can I learn more about straw work?

Take a look through our website as there are many resources, projects and suppliers here to get started. We also have a membership available, as well as details on events and courses.

One of Britain's traditional crafts

Straw work is one of Britain’s traditional crafts; it has been practiced for hundreds of years.

As well as straw, this beautiful traditional craft uses inexpensive tools to start with, and is ideal for both children and adults alike. Our projects will tell you how to get started and what tools and materials you’ll require; usually scissors, strong thread, ribbon and sometimes a glue stick or other paper glue.

Through our site and resources we hope to send you off on paths you had never dreamed of, that will (we hope) inspire you. We’re a friendly and enthusiastic group of straw workers and love to encourage each other and new people to the craft!

Become a member

When you become a member, you’ll be welcomed into our friendly group. Members get two issues per year of the Straw Craftsmen News and the Straw Craftsmen Summer Update. We also host several in-person events through the year which are a fantastic opportunity to meet other like-minded people.


View our recommended suppliers of straw and equipment, as well as our favourite books and resources. You can also see our professional straw workers and connect to them from here. From how to get started through to more experienced straw workers, this is a great resource to begin with.


If you have any questions about straw work or would like to know more about our events or membership, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Learn With Us

Events, Gatherings, Workshops and more

View details of our upcoming events and come join us!