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What a wonderful work of nature is the willow. Did you know that the stringent bark of the willow, used in the leather tanning process is also a powerful pain reliever known from the time of Hippocrates? I'm not advocating that you chew willow bark but it surely is an amazingly useful plant. Traditionally willow was used for a multitude of items from shoemakers' lasts to ladders, fences and of course baskets. It is a durable, resilient, pliable material and grows with wild abandon wherever there is water. This gave rise to willow working industries on the banks of some of our great rivers (like Beckingham on the Trent) and some still survive. Think of how the baskets for hot air balloons are made or fantastic sculptures for the garden or even eco-friendly coffins! You too can learn the art of willow weaving. It is such an environmentally friendly material, to make your own baskets, sculptures and artefacts. We have plenty of willow work courses to choose from and they are all great fun and very informative. Also a really great day out for a group of friends.
Basket courses - two days at Creative with Nature Studio Yorkshire/Lancashire
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Basket courses - two days at Creative with Nature Studio Yorkshire/Lancashire
Yorkshire - Next course on 26th October 2019
£150
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 or a more sculptural art basket piece (1 day courses are also available).
Willow weaving - two gorgeous baskets -  with Wyldwood Willow
Gold AWARD
(7)
Willow weaving - two gorgeous baskets - with Wyldwood Willow
Isle of Wight - Next course on 21st September 2019
£80
Willow Weaving Workshop with Wyldwood Willow Over this one or two day course (you choose!) we will produce some stylish and covertable baskets. Day One: Saturday – A willow framebasket Weave a traditional harvest basket just in time for Apples, Autumn berries or Fungi foraging! This is an old style of basket widely seen in French markets and made in a variety of ways across Europe. These rustic baskets are a wonderful addition to any kitchen garden and look great as an ornamental display. This is a basket woven on...
Ethical trophy stag head sculpture course at Creative with Nature Studio Yorkshire/Lancashire
Platinum AWARD
(1)
Ethical trophy stag head sculpture course at Creative with Nature Studio Yorkshire/Lancashire
Yorkshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£75
I developed this course a few years ago. I teach a lot and enjoy creating sculptures that will be achievable over just a day for beginners. 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...
Logs and dog baskets
Platinum AWARD
Logs and dog baskets
Yorkshire - Next course on 11th October 2019
£170
A two day course where you will learn how to make a log or a dog basket (suitable for a medium sized dog) from scratch on this intensive but fun course. You will be using a variety of beautiful basketry willows, basketry tools and techniques along with some contemporary twists. Working from a hidden wooden base which gives strength, stability and a perfect start to a beautiful basket you will learn how to stake up, wale, weave and create stunning patterns and textures. This highly rewarding traditional craft is suitable...
Kate Morrell willow sculpture courses
Platinum AWARD
(77)
Kate Morrell willow sculpture courses
Leicestershire - Next course on 2nd October 2019
£70
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. I will show you the techniques I use to make the sculpture from start to...
Basket making in Norfolk
Platinum AWARD
(73)
Basket making in Norfolk
Norfolk - Next course on 1st December 2019
£75
You will find the ‘making a small fruit picking basket’ course is ‘full on’, packing a lot into one day, and is aimed at those with patience and stamina (and a fair amount of agility) who would like to master the craft of willow basketmaking. The day will teach all the techniques required to make a round basket with a handle, in the traditional English style, using English willow, and will also give advice on choosing, sorting and preparing willow for use. There are limited spaces on each day so...
Bird sculpture with Joe Gregory at CWN Todmorden Yorkshire/Lancashire
Platinum AWARD
(11)
Bird sculpture with Joe Gregory at CWN Todmorden Yorkshire/Lancashire
West Yorkshire - Next course on 15th February 2020
£75
Weave your choice of larger bird; heron, goose, pheasant, chicken, or a choice of your own on this full day course. All materials provided and expert tuition from Joe Gregory to help you achieve your perfect willow bird sculpture (other animal sculpture courses are also available).
Willow sheep, hares, angels, hens & cockerels with Phil Bradley: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Platinum AWARD
(25)
Willow sheep, hares, angels, hens & cockerels with Phil Bradley: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 24th September 2019
£78
Hens: 4th June 2019, 26th Nov; Hare 9th July; Sheep: 24th Sept; Deer 4th Oct; Angel 6th Dec 2018 and 6th Dec 2019. For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. 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 you’re lucky enough...
Weaving the cosmos: sacred geometry and hexagonal weave basketry
Platinum AWARD
(20)
Weaving the cosmos: sacred geometry and hexagonal weave basketry
East Sussex - Next course on 14th March 2020
£65
Try your hand at hexagonal weave basketry and make a hexagonal-weave basket while discovering pattern and unity in nature and many of the world’s traditional cultures. Deepen your understanding of the order in nature and how to apply principles of harmony such as the golden ratio into your work and design practice. You'll also learn how to weave a traditional willow tatza (celtic knot) basket and woven spheres.
Hedgerow basketmaking holiday
Gold AWARD
(16)
Hedgerow basketmaking holiday
Perth & Kinross - Next course on 18th October 2019
£220
Jane Wilkinson from Special Branch Baskets has teamed up with Alyth Craft Tourism to provide a unique crafting experience.   On our 3 day basket weaving course you will be able to learn an ancient craft whilst still having the opportunity to enjoy the natural peace and the splendid scenery that the local landscape has to offer.  Alyth is nestled at the foothills of the Cairngorm Plateau at the start of the Perthshire & Angus Glens. It is also surrounded by Perthshire Big Tree Country. Places are available on a non-residential...

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