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Bird sculpture with Joe Gregory at CWN Todmorden West Yorkshire

Students work Willow Bird Sculpture Workshop at Creative with Nature Todmorden West Yorkshire

About the Course

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).

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All courses include all tools, materials, beverages and cake!


Joe Gregory at Creative with Nature
Creative with Nature 22 Rochdale Road
West Yorkshire
OL14 7LD
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Suitable for

  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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10.30am - 4pm

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I had a fabulous day with Joe making a willow hare sculpture. The workshop was a delight to participate in, I learned so much from Joe especially how to create strong sculptural shapes. I can highly recommend any of her courses; its been great to learn from a truly professional artist.

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Response from Creative with Nature:

thank you pricilla, that's a lovely review! thanks for the feedback. joe. xx

Me and my mother had an excellent day out learning how to willow weave. We were made very welcome from the outset and our instructor, Jo was extremely well prepared and knowledgeable. We came away with a heron and a pheasant. I would happily recommend this course to other budding crafters.

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Response from Creative with Nature:

thanks jamie! really glad you enjoyed the day and i'll see you later in the year: ) joe. xx

My daughter and I enjoyed the willow bird course thoroughly. Jo explained everything so well and we arrived home with a pheasant and heron for the garden. Had such a good time we are now booked onto the willow reindeer course.

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- - #23147

Response from Creative with Nature:

thank you judith a lovely review! joe. xxx

Wow what a fantastic course this was. Joe was a fantastic, enthusiastic patient tutor. I made a heron on this course and it takes pride of place in my garden. As a new beginner to weaving I found it easy to follow. I would recommend this course to anyone.

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Response from Creative with Nature:

really glad you enjoyed the day debra! thanks for taking time to leave me a review. joe. xxx

I booked this course for my aunt and myself after trying to get onto previous courses, and was not disappointed. We really enjoyed learning a new skill and although it was a very hot day, and we were wilting by the end of the course, we proudly took home a completed heron and curlew! The group was small, which meant that Joe was able to show us all the next stages easily, and as the willow is long and wispy, we needed space so that we did not attack each other with the ends as we concentrated on the weaving. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere made it a great day. Thank you.

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- - #23129

Response from Creative with Nature:

thank you so much for such a lovely review! great you enjoyed the day: ) joe. xxx

Fabulous day bird willow weaving, I made a chicken which I love. Joe is a great teacher guiding us all with our chosen birds all of which looked great at the end of the day. It was a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere but we all produced a great bird at the end. Great value for money, fantastic teaching, thoroughly enjoyed it, can really recommend it. This is the second course I have been on, the first being a hare weaving one which was also great.

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- - #23114

Response from Creative with Nature:

really glad you enjoyed the day sonya! you did an excellent job of your chicken!! can definitely see the progress: ) joe. xx

This was the third day I have been on, brilliant as usual. I made a heron and could have sold it a dozen times on the train on the way home. Looking forward to making a basket next.

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- - #23103

Response from Creative with Nature:

thanks so much for the lovely review! really glad you enjoyed another day weaving: ) joe. xxx

A fabulous day!

Joe is enthusiastic about her craft and really knows her stuff. A great teacher who inspires and supports.

Thank you Joe for a lovely day.

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- - #23096

Response from Creative with Nature:

thank you jane! a lovely review and a great heron you wove! i can definitely see an improvement on your weaving technique: ) joe. xxx

We did the birds course at the Clitheroe studio. Joe was a great tutor, friendly and approachable and she explained the process in detail but in an easy to understand way. The hours whizzed by and I was so pleased with my first attempt. I will definitely be rebooking for another course!

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- - #23092

Response from Creative with Nature:

Thanks for a lovely review Liz! really appreciate it. joe. xx

I have attended 3 of Joevenka’s courses and they are such great fun. Joe is such a fantastic and patient tutor, enabling everyone to produce a unique creation. I now proudly display my heron and pheasant alongside a hare. My neighbours were so impressed by my heron and hare that we arranged a private course for 10 of us in our village hall to sculpt a bird of our choice. My next aim is to attend a stag/reindeer course. Thank you Joe for the opportunity.

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- - #22257

Response from Creative with Nature:

Thanks Lorraine!! really appreciated. Joe. xxx

Really enjoyed the day as well as the chicken that I made. Joe did an amazing job of teaching the rest of the group how to weave the herons, ducks and pheasants. I had a lovely time and was just over all really impressed with the quality of work and teaching. Will be booking another course soon.

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- - #21760

Response from Creative with Nature:

Thanks Sabrina! Really glad you enjoyed the day. Joe. xx

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