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

Yorkshire - Next course on 19th January 2019
These 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 to see everything I have coming up and the other venues I work from. I also host other courses from...
Lancashire - Next course on 19th January 2019
This special course is run only once a year at the historic Towneley Park in Burnley within the Old Walled Garden of Offshoots Permaculture Project. Over the weekend you learn tree & plant identification walking through the park and we'll collect weavable, woody material to make a basket with. Then in the afternoon and the second day we'll weave a basket!! These baskets are the most simple of all baskets to weave and a variety...
Yorkshire - Next course on 15th December 2018
I've developed this course a couple of years ago. I'd seen much more intricate "heads" by a couple of other weavers and i had an idea i could simplify and make into a 1 day course. Suitable for beginners and intermediates, over the day you’ll learn basic sculpture techniques to create your own unique and ethical Trophy Stag Head. They look fantastic on any wall and are one of my most popular sculpture courses. There...
London - Next course on 15th December 2018
You'll learn an ancient skill and have a lovely, festive reindeer, or whatever animal you choose to make, to take away and decorate your house or garden with. You will be fully supported through the whole process by tutor Stephen Stockbridge whose enthusiasm for the subject is infectious. A ticket entitles up to 4 people to work together, in order to be able to weave a reindeer in a day. The day starts at 10...
Leicestershire - Next course on 24th November 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....
Cumbria - Next course on 6th December 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 -...
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...
London - Next course on 27th November 2018
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...
Derbyshire - Next course on 4th April 2019
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...
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.