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156 willow & basketry workshops found

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.

£20
Carmarthenshire
If you are a beginner or improver come along and choose your own willow project. This is a relaxed class which offers you a convenient regular weekly 3 hour session to develop your skills. Students are welcome to drop in for one or more sessions. Please contact me for specific dates and times. Some of my students have got a lot out of a short regular slot which fits in with their lives. So come...
£30
Shropshire
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.
£35
Warwickshire - Next course on 27th July 2019
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...
£35
Suffolk
Karen Lawrence has been weaving baskets for 10 years. She holds a level 3 City and Guilds weaving qualification from City Lit. She was made a Yeoman member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers in 2018 and is a member of the Basketry Association. Learn how to weave a sturdy 5ft plant support for your garden. Students will learn lobster pot weave to shape their willow wigwam and also a willow binding knot to hold...
£35
Strathclyde
A fun and relaxed afternoon of craft - no experience necessary. You'll be shown how to make a simple wreath base from birch twigs and other natural materials. We'll then decorate paper mache eggs and create flowers from ribbon and hessian. All elements will be combined to create a colourful wreath to celebrate the arrival of spring.
£35
Hampshire - Next course on 13th September 2019
Do you like to help our native wildlife? Why not create naturally stylish, biodegradable feeders to hang in the garden for feeding wild birds. Using UK grown willow you will weave at least two different designs feeders. No previous skills necessary, although some manual dexterity and patience will be needed. Please bring secateurs and wear old trousers. If you have a recent injury please check with the tutor first. Booking is essential. To book you...
£35
Hampshire - Next course on 13th September 2019
You will be shown how to weave a dragonfly in a spiral 'corn dolly' weave in brown willow. This is a great course for adorning the garden, pond or even plant pots. Your willow dragonfly can be placed inside or hung up outside. No previous skills necessary, although some manual dexterity and patience will be needed. Booking is essential. To book you place or if you have further questions please contact me via the link...
£35
Cardiff
Willow is natural, sustainable and widely available. A beautiful, hand crafted Willow Heart Wreath is the perfect eco-friendly statement piece for the home or a gift to show someone you care about them. Clare Revera will show you how to create your Willow Heart Wreath form. She will introduce you to the craft of willow work as well as sharing her knowledge about the cultivation and use of willow throughout history. You will leave the...
£35
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...
£40
Surrey - Next course on 5th October 2019
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...

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