Claire Richards Raffia Workshops

Raffia Workshops with Claire Richards

Claire Richards has been working with raffia since 1993.  She ran her business through the 90s, selling at shows and running workshops across the UK.  She thinks she taught over 200 people in the period 1993-2002, when she stopped to bring up her son.  During the same period she also taught a number of young Dorset people about accounting ratios and marketing strategies in her full-time job, she prefers teaching raffia.....  She is also the author of Raffia, which was previously published by The Crowood Press.

Claire will be running a selection of one and two-day workshops here.  The price for the workshops start from £75 per person and this includes all materials needed to make your item.

You should expect to be very hands-on with the craft, and to lose yourself in plaiting and then sewing – although no strong sewing skills are necessary either.  It is a very peaceful craft.  Hopefully there will be laughter and good conversation, and the only thing you really need to bring is a pair of comfortable scissors and a thimble if you like to use one.
To book your place on the workshop please email

See the Workshops Calendar for upcoming raffia workshops with Claire.