These 2 day courses are designed for beginners and intermediates. In my beautiful, light studio in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, spend a weekend learning basketry techniques to weave your own strong storage basket with a unique wooden handle, a traditional English Shopper or a really sturdy log basket! (1 day courses are also available)
Go to my website for more information and to see everything I have coming up. I also teach at other venues across...
Create a fun and sustainable willow plant support - the perfect addition to your garden this Spring.
During this one-day course you will discover the techniques used to weave and create a willow plant support.
Using a jig to support construction you will learn how to stake up, organise and bind stakes securely prior to starting the weave. You will learn two weaving techniques: a three-rod wale for the base of the structure, then a...
- Next course on 24th February 2019
This is my most popular sculpture course! Weave your own Willow Hare, Sitting, Leaping, it’s up to you! Learn simple sculpture techniques to create a unique sculpture that has wonderful movement and form.
I really love weaving these Hares and I get such good feedback from people coming on my courses.
I teach this at my studio in Todmorden which is light, airy and warm to a group of no more than 8.
Learn to sculpt your own small willow animal in the grounds of my home in the beautiful setting of Donington Le Heath We can work indoors or outdoors (weather permitting). Come and join me for a fun and relaxed informal day willow weaving. To start off with I would recommend a small animal or bird as the craft is very time consuming and I want you to leave with a finished piece of willow sculpture....
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...
This workshop introduces you to creating and making large scale willow sculpture that we work together on.
The day starts of at 10 am with informal introduction and safety awareness of the space. We will look at willow in its dry and wet state and begin to handle and learn techniques to manipulate it. The work will progress through the day, immersing you into the wonderful rhythm of weaving, at creative nature we differ from...
Come along and make your very own willow piglet to complete your garden.
On this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques to enable you to create your very own masterpiece to take home with you in a fun and relaxing environment.
Please wear warm clothes should the weather be slightly cold.
Let your imagination run wild! Join us for this engaging workshop making creatures great and small. Willow is a fun and accessible medium which gives impressive results in a relatively short space of time.
Over the 2 days you can to design and construct either one four-legged animal or a pair of bird sculptures. Foxes, pheasants, hares and hens; sheep, deer, cats and dogs all prove popular, although projects have also included a snail, peacock...
On this full day workshop, you will learn the basic techniques and skills which will enable you to create a wonderful willow chicken, duck or pheasant
No garden is complete without one.
Served with lots of tea and coffee throughout the day, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself learning a new craft.
Willow Sculpture Workshops
Sara and Hanna run 1 day willow sculpture workshops throughout year. They are suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced crafters or artists. Most workshops are usually 95% complete beginners.
Set in a picturesque country garden in Surrey the workshops offer an informal and relaxed atmosphere where students can spend an enjoyable day creating their very own willow sculpture.
Each workshop is carefully designed for small exclusive groups to ensure...