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Willow sculpture courses, classes and workshops taught by independent willow workers and artisans all across the UK.

Leicestershire - Next course on 17th March 2018
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....
Durham - Next course on 4th November 2018
Come along and treat yourself or a loved one to this wonderful willow reindeer workshop. Learn the basic skills and techniques used to create something wonderful. It's sure to be a fun day so get booked up now as this proves to be very popular. Not only will you leave at the end of the day with new knowledge and skills, but also a work of art to be decorated with fairy lights for your...
Durham - Next course on 22nd April 2018
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. Lunch is not provided, so you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Please wear warm clothes should the weather be slightly cold.
North Yorkshire
You will create a willow animal sculpture, choose the workshop you fancy ranging from pigs, deer, rabbit, pheasant, sheep and more similar to that in the pictures. These workshops are held in my 22ft Yurt which is a short walk from the car park over grass. You will learn how to create sculptures that will look at home in your garden. I also run workshops at Beningbrough Hall, The Yorkshire Arboretum, the Blacksmith Shop Crafts...
Yorkshire - Next course on 13th June 2018
One day Willow Weaving Workshops in beautiful Carnforth Making Willow Curlews wil be the focus of the June date. Novembers' date will focus on Giant Xmas stars. The tutor Phil Bradley lives in NW Cumbria near Cockermouth where he grows a total of 37 different varieties of sustainable willow on several local sites. The willow is used mainly for basket-making, but also for garden structures and sculptures as well as decorative animals, which is a...
Northamptonshire - Next course on 12th November 2018
A 2 day course to make your very own willow reindeer sculpture. The theme for this course will be to make a 3 foot high reindeer in time for this Christmas season. The course will cover the techniques required and all the tools and materials are supplied including the wire frame. The tutor for the day is local willow weaver and artist Sue Kirk. Sue will also cover how to care for your sculpture so...
Cumbria - Next course on 24th May 2018
Thurs 4th May - Hares, Wed 11th July - Sheep, Fri 21st Sept - Hens & Cockerels, Wed 10th Oct - Deer, Thur 13th Nov - Hares, Thur 6th Dec - Angels 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 -...
Derbyshire - Next course on 10th May 2018
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...
Derbyshire - Next course on 13th April 2018
A creative day in the garden with willow expert Eddie Glew. Projects include obelisks/plant supports (perfect for those sweet peas!) plus decorative sunflowers and dragonflies. You will make several items over the day to take home. Eddie will also explain the practice of using living willow to build larger structures such as dens and tunnels. (Note the actual planting of living willow is a seasonal activity, taking place only in the winter months.) The class...
Monmouthshire - Next course on 29th April 2018
Amanda Rayner will lead this willow sculpture workshop in the Tithe Barn at Usk Castle. You will be welcomed with a hot cuppa and introduction for a 10am start. Bring along ideas and pictures of what you would like to make and as long as you don't plan on taking home a giraffe many things should be possible. In the past things that have been made on this workshop include; chickens, ducks, geese, owls, pheasants,...