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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.
Make a rush hat, basket or bag with Rachel Frost  ~ a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and Lake District
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Make a rush hat, basket or bag with Rachel Frost ~ a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and Lake District
Cumbria - Next course on 28th August 2019
£75
This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush hat, bag or basket in a day, using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). For up to date availability each day please see our website link above in purple. For the hats you will start with your own custom-made hat block, you will learn how to weave this wonderfully supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique hat to wear and treasure. On other days there are courses on rush bags and rush baskets. Please...
Willow weaving bird feeders in Warwickshire
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Willow weaving bird feeders in Warwickshire
Warwickshire
£35
In this workshop we will make two types of natural willow bird feeders each for you to hang in your garden. This will give you a good introduction to working with willow and to make a functional item for you to take home. These feeders will be suitable for popping in fat balls and other bird feed (not supplied) so will suit many visiting birds. Why not treat yourself to this fun and informal workshop and treat the birds too. Booking essential. Suitable for adults 18 or over. More course...
Wood based baskets in the Surrey Hills
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Wood based baskets in the Surrey Hills
Surrey - Next course on 7th September 2019
£75
Come for a full day and weave a wooden base to create some a beautiful woven round basket with or without a wooden handle. Learning trac borders, three rod wale and either a traditional or spiral border your basket will be functional and stylish. This basket workshop is ideal for beginners and we also cover where to source the materials and how to prepare them for use.
Art & Craft Days - Christmas Wreaths & Swags – Willow
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Art & Craft Days - Christmas Wreaths & Swags – Willow
Essex
£85
Come & join Deb for a fun day at The Butterfly Studio where you will learn how to make a willow door wreath and swag for Christmas. All natural materials using the traditional method of willow weaving for the base of the wreath adding a selection of seasonal materials which may include some or all of the following subject to availability, cones, oranges cinnamon sticks and a variety foliage to create a beautiful Christmas wreath. The swag is made around a rope base and will also include different types of...
Willow Workshops - Living Willow Structures (Domes/Dens/Tunnels)
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Willow Workshops - Living Willow Structures (Domes/Dens/Tunnels)
Hampshire
£75
I'm excited to offer you a selection of Willow Workshops at POTBRIDGE FARM over the coming months hosted by me, Arron Jones. I've been working with the marvellous plant for a many years now and am more than happy to share my enthusiasm and knowledge with you. Willow is dormant over winter so is the ideal time to get creative and discover the amazing possibilities it has to offer. ​ Together we will explore and learn the fundamental basics and get familiar with weaves and techniques that can be adapted...
Willow weaving  - for garden and home
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Willow weaving - for garden and home
Shropshire
£30
Willow weaving is a traditional skill that has evolved over centuries. Our workshops give you a chance to learn different weaving techniques and build confidence to be creative in the items you make - for garden and home. Each workshop focuses on a specific technique and helps you gain confidence and skill in working with this wonderful natural material. For groups of 6 or more people, please get in touch for details of bespoke courses.
Basket Making Introductory Course - one day
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Basket Making Introductory Course - one day
Northamptonshire
£70
Learn to make a willow basket in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Our one day Basket Making course is the perfect introduction to one of the oldest crafts known, basket remains dating back to 8,000BC have been found in Egypt! During our ‘Introductory Day’ you will learn the traditional skills necessary to make a small round willow basket for holding fruit, bread, vegetables etc. Working with buff willow that has been pre-soaked and mellowed, you will discover how to cut the slathes and form a base before staking and...
Animal Sculpture Workshops
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Animal Sculpture Workshops
North Yorkshire
£60
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 (Foggathorpe) and at the Hagge Woods Trust (York). Please see my website for details of...
Garden planter/tipi in the Surrey Hills
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Garden planter/tipi in the Surrey Hills
Online & Surrey - Next course on 5th October 2019
£45
Come to Surrey and weave a beautiful garden planter/tipi that can be used for your sweat peas, beans or annuals and even as a light sculpture. Using a variety of willow that is grown locally and from Somerset we start with a group of tall sticks and then weave a ring to bind them all together at the base. From there it is a spiralling weave all the way to the top, changing the length of the willow we use until we finally bind it all together with willow knots....
Weave a willow coffin
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Weave a willow coffin
Monmouthshire - Next course on 24th September 2019
£425
This is an opportunity to weave your own coffin. I am an established coffin maker with seventeen years of experience. I will guide you through the different processes day by day. It is an intensive course so you are welcome to bring an extra person (price for 2 people sharing is £720) to help as it's quite useful sometimes to take it in turns to rest and there are several points where you can work together. It is preferable but not essential to have woven something before and beginners are...

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