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149 willow & basketry workshops found

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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.
Willow garden structures (1 day) in the Peak District
Gold AWARD
(7)
Willow garden structures (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 18th September 2019
£95
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 will be garden-based, with the studio as back-up in case of poor weather. We back...
Sculptural willow weaving
Gold AWARD
(5)
Sculptural willow weaving
London - Next course on 14th September 2019
£75
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 an 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 other courses in that we create the artwork to be donated to community groups...
Willow sculpture - one day workshops with Willowtwisters
Bronze AWARD
(4)
Willow sculpture - one day workshops with Willowtwisters
Online & Surrey - Next course on 21st September 2019
£145
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 optimal attention from tutors. With lots of support, student’s personalised ideas and designs, will be crafted onto a...
Weave your own chicken, including lunch
Platinum AWARD
(3)
Weave your own chicken, including lunch
Hampshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£95
This is a 1 day ‘Weave your own chicken’ willow weaving course running from 10am - 4pm, including a delicious lunch of local breads and salads. The course tutor is Judith Needham. Spend a fun day learning the art of willow sculpture with local basket maker, Judith Needham, and take home a life-sized chicken to enhance your garden or perhaps give as a unique gift. Other birds or animals are possible or experiment with abstract sculpture. If you have something specific in mind let us know before the day so...
Willow weaving workshops in the Yorkshire Dales
Gold AWARD
(9)
Willow weaving workshops in the Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire
£75
One day willow weaving workshops in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with lovely views of Ingleborough, Whernside and Ribblehead. Willow Hares - May 15th Willow Curlews (2nd date)- Sept 19th Willow Seed Pods - July 11th 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 popular one-day workshop topic. The workshops take...
Willow framed basket making day - complete beginners
Platinum AWARD
(4)
Willow framed basket making day - complete beginners
Durham - Next course on 1st September 2019
£55
Willow basket making workshop in Stockton on Tees. Come along and enjoy the day learning to make this lovely and very useful basket. Learn a new skill and some basic techniques of willow work and take home with you your very own work of art. Level - beginners.
Willow garden structures - a one day course
Platinum AWARD
(5)
Willow garden structures - a one day course
Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd November 2019
£100
Willow is an amazing plant. A cut stem can re-root and grow through just being pushed in the ground. It grows incredibly quickly, is tactile, flexible and a joy to work with. On this course you will develop skills and knowledge that can be used over and over in a multitude of ways. You will be introduced to willow as a beautiful material that is easy and very satisfying to work with. Having crafted your very own structure from willow, you will leave the day being able to apply your...
Basket weaving for beginners - make a round basket
Gold AWARD
(10)
Basket weaving for beginners - make a round basket
Ceredigion
£50
The basket weaving workshops are run in small groups of 4-6 people and cater for those who are new to basket weaving as well as those wishing to rekindle their skills. This ensures you receive one-to-one support and guidance on a variety of willow weaving techniques. If you feel inspired and would like to attend one of the basket weaving workshops, please ring Emma Bird on the number above. Alternatively, please call 07815 710618
Willow skep hive (Alveari) making - with Bees for Development
Gold AWARD
(6)
Willow skep hive (Alveari) making - with Bees for Development
Monmouthshire - Next course on 6th October 2019
£95
Learn how to make a willow skep, where expert Chris Park will teach you how to weave a wicker skep, and how to cover it with cloom.  During the day all aspects of beekeeping in skeps, ancient and modern will be discussed.
Willow animal sculpture (2 days) in the Peak District
Gold AWARD
(5)
Willow animal sculpture (2 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 19th September 2019
£190
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 choose 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 and even a unicorn! Abstract forms are equally possible if you prefer this approach....

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