Becoming a Member

Anyone who wishes to join Straw Craftsmen may become a member upon payment of the subscription for the current membership year.

We have members all over the UK as well as from other countries and by becoming a member you can find and get involved with what is going on in the straw world.

Our two main events are Straw in the North at Bishop Burton College, Beverley in the spring and Strawfest in the autumn. Both of these events have lots of workshops and learning opportunities. Please refer to the events page for more details.


The Straw Craftsmen Magazine

The StrawCraftsmen magazine is free to all members of Straw Craftsmen. There are two issues per year, published in the Spring and the Autumn to keep members in touch with each other and informed on what is happening in the straw world. These contain interesting articles on straw work in the UK and other countries, features on straw workers past and present, topical subjects, historical notes, news of exhibitions and courses, and much more.

 A third publication is the Straw Craftsmen Summer Update.

How can you join?

1. Apply

Fill in the application form below and it will be emailed to our Membership Secretary. We will be in touch with you shortly once we've processed your application.

2. Payment

You can pay quickly and easily via Paypal below, or if you'd rather pay via cheque or BACS simply choose that option in your application form.

Application Form

Alternatively fill in the application form below to apply

Pay via Paypal/Costs

Postal Application Form

Alternatively, please click the button below to download the application form, fill in and return to:

Michael Gates,

Straw Craftsmen Membership Secretary,

1 The Fairway,


West Sussex

GU29 9JD