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uk - Next course on 29th June 2019
This is a lantern workshop suitable for the whole family, however all ages are very welcome! Join Nikki for half a day making a variety of gorgeous paper lanterns to decorate your garden or home. During this 4 hour class we will create a variety of lanterns out of a willow structure. We will be using tissue paper a variety of mixed media processes to print, stamp and decorate. Come and join us and learn...
£165
Devon - Next course on 9th July 2019
If you already have some basket making experience and want to move on in your learning, this course will help you develop your repertoire. This course is suitable for students who have already made round baskets. Oval techniques are a step up and involve working with chasing sets of weavers. Make a texturally pleasing, tall sided, oval basket with a sturdy central handle. This basket would be suitable for holding produce when shopping at the...
£85
Devon - Next course on 24th April 2019
Come learn how to make your own plant supports in a one-day hands-on workshop with an expert willow weaver. In the morning you will learn to make a 4 to 6ft tall wigwam plant support with 12 uprights. You will start by using the Irish Lobster pot weave followed by pairing with multiple rods in a spiral twist. In the afternoon you will be able to choose to repeat the wigwam plant support on your...
£75
Dorset
Jo Sadler, a local Somerset Willow Sculpture will teach you how to make a willow sculpture on the day. All materials are provided and you will take home your creation. You will be guided throughout your make and be offered refreshments throughout. There is parking at the craft centre and the course is held in Studi0ne. There is a great restaurant if you would like to buy lunch or cake, plus many other craft units...
£78
Cumbria - Next course on 4th June 2019
Hens: 4th June 2019, 26th Nov; Hare 9th July; Sheep: 24th Sept; Deer 4th Oct; Angel 6th Dec 2018 and 6th Dec 2019. Willow Hares: Make a life size willow hare to nestle in your garden border - looking alarmed - as they do. Willow Deer: Spend your day creating your very own life size small willow deer – some 2 ½ - 3ft high - to graze in the corner of your orchard (if...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 18th June 2019
Create a decorative and functional version of the well-loved garden trug to transport and display your garden bounties; flowers veg. or kindling. An excellent introduction to basket making. Discover the smell, creak and relaxing rhythm of weaving with supple willow. No previous experience required. Hannah Ehlert trained for three years in a coppice worker apprenticeship with a variety of crafts people at the Bill Hogarth Memorial Trust. She has run successful creative green wood-working courses...
£79
Essex - Next course on 8th June 2019
This is a great opportunity to work with one of East Anglia’s best willow workers - Jo Hammond. On this full day course, which will take place within our walled garden (weather permitting, otherwise in our spacious studio) Jo will introduce to willow sculpture and the use of freeweave. You will learn how to create a framework, how to cover and shape the frame with freeweave, and how to build the head, legs and ears...
£148
East Sussex - Next course on 26th April 2019
A highly enjoyable, practical, hands-on day experiencing the joys of turning greenwood using a pole-lathe. Pole-lathe technology has been used for millennia to turn all sorts of things, from stone beads to wooden bowls, children's toys to chair legs - a craft that was still alive as a profession only 50 or 60 years ago until it was made obsolete by modern power tools. Course Programme: One Day, 9.30am - 4.30pm Suitable for complete beginners...
£85
Yorkshire
Intro to woodland hand felling Learn how to fell small trees by hand and how to process them ready for use as firewood, craft material and brash. We will use traditional woodland tools such as a bowsaw, axe, felling lever and rope to fell the trees and a billhook, pruning saw and loppers to process the wood. Trees need to be felled to keep the woodland in a healthy state and to allow other trees...
£119.95
Shropshire
This 2 Day Survival training course will provide you with an introduction to and good grounding in all the principles and skills necessary to survive in the wilderness. Wild Survivors' vast expertise and experiences throughout the world will develop skills you didn't even know you had, from basic fire lighting (which is not as easy as it sounds) to getting rescued, this Wild Survivors Course is designed for beginners who wish to learn from scratch,...