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Willow weaving and basketry are ancient traditional crafts practised across the world. Materials used are reeds, willow, pine straw, animal hair, hide or even baleen from the jaw of a whale. Basket and willow weaving produce decorating and useful items such as shopping baskets, ‘live’ fences, garden structures and firewood baskets. You can be as creative as you like with willow weaving and basketry once you have mastered the basic principles.

Surrey - Next course on 26th July 2019
Willow can be converted into a variety of beautiful and useful items. In this half day course, you will take at least one willow flower home with you to decorate your garden or home. You will learn special techniques to both make these decorative flowers as well as to prepare for more complicated basketry. It is highly recommended that in order to take the Round Basket weaving course in August -that this course be taken...
Create your own willow weaved mushroom for your house or garden! Suitable for 8-80! £50pp. Booking is essential for this popular course. The courses happen on Rutland Water Nature Reserve, this internationally famous nature reserve is managed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with Anglian Water and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 25,000 waterfowl. It is a Site of Special Scientific...
Surrey - Next course on 30th August 2019
These beautiful and sturdy round baskets can be used in so many ways throughout our home. Learn how to weave willow into this practical form with expert basket maker, Louise Arthur. As this is a more advanced technique, the tutor has highly recommended that delegates either have previous experience in weaving or that they take the half day Willow Weaving Flowers Course being offered on 26th July. If you would like to further discuss this,...
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...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 4th October 2019
Each course date will have a different seasonal subject matter, choose from a wicker obelisk, stag, small animals or Christmas decorations. See our website for which course runs on which date. With Julie Livesey. 'Be a garden maker’ offers a wide range of craft courses near Skipton in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. On site is a café / tea room and large garden center. Each course includes all equipment and items you will need, requires...
Yorkshire - Next course on 21st September 2019
A new sculpture course for 2019! I have become well known for my willow sculpture courses and I'm always looking for new, interesting projects. Last year I took some time out to develop dog sculptures. Designs will be kept to medium to small dogs, to make sure they can be completed in a day. You can bring your own idea or work from one of my designs. Stylised dogs work well, a fox terrier, whippet...
Lancashire - Next course on 27th July 2019
Pip Cottage willow workshops range from obelisks and sculpture for the garden, to bird nests and feeders, living willow construction and traditional English basket making. We will be at The Vintage Sewing Bunny in Lytham (please contact me for more information on the date of this workshop) where we will experiment with willow to make bird sculptures such as chickens, ducks, herons, owls..... running from 9.30am to 4.30pm. I will demonstrate how to make the...
Yorkshire - Next course on 21st November 2019
We run various sessions of this course including a couple of evening classes and at a couple of other venues. Please make sure to check our website for full details on courses as these tend to fill up and we may add more: ) I love this class! I've been developing it for a number of years, adding things, taking a few things out, really honing it, so over the day you'll weave a range...
Warwickshire - Next course on 27th July 2019
Learn how to make a traditional tension tray. These are a great introduction to willow weaving, where the tension placed by the willow rods holds the tray together. Your finished piece can have many functions – as a bread server, fruit platter, flower display base, or as a traditional piece to decorate your wall. Each participant will create one tension tray at least to take home, plus a second or a mini version as a...
Willow Weaving Weekend. Come and join in on one day or two. Suzanne and Richard Kerwood, your tutors, will teach you how to make a framed basket in a day. They will take you through each step with a demonstration first before you have a go. It will not be long before you are hooked and want to take your new-found skill a step further by ordering a supply of willow to make more baskets...

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