Christmas Willow Decorations (1 day) in the Peak District



A festive day in the Zantium Studio with a great choice of projects, all using willow. These include stars, angels, trees and mini reindeer. Items may be designed for hanging or free-standing display with a log base. You will learn a variety of techniques and make several decorations to take home. ‘Pick & mix’ from the following: Large standing willow angel, Christmas tree (or forest), mini 2D reindeer, Scandi-style stars, woven stars (random or formal weave), willow bark stars or willow wreath bases. Course open to all – both beginners and those with experience. “Terrific course, Rachel is very knowledgeable and a great teacher” Tutor: Rachel Hutton Rachel is a professional artist, teacher and woodland ranger. She is passionate about the natural landscape and the synergy between hand-crafted items and nature. Based on the edge of the Peak District, she grows her own willow/hazel and employs traditional tools and techniques to create her work. She exhibits and demonstrates around the country for clients including the RHS, English Heritage and the Great Yorkshire Show. “Excellent course run by top rate tutor” Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition: 10.00am - 4.30pm There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish. • Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting • Relaxed, creative atmosphere • 6-8 students per workshop • Open to both beginners and those with experience • Good fresh food, homemade cakes • Accommodation on site and nearby if required • Private groups welcome (minimum 5 people) For further information or any questions please select the 'Ask a Question' button to be put in touch with the course organiser..

What's included in the price?

Course fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments - an additional materials fee applies. All tools are provided Materials fee: approx. £16 for the willow used on the course Note: This is in addition to the course fee A tasty light lunch is included. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon. Accommodation available at extra charge: 'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2


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Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Christmas
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • UK Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Weekends
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • Pet lovers
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Romantic
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There are various accommodation options nearby including our own 2 holiday lets.
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' is on site. It has 2 bedrooms, a double and a single
'The Counting House' is a mile from the Zantium Studio in the town of Wirksworth. It has one double bedroom (ensuite)

The Zantium Studio is on the first floor which involves a flight of 11 steps. There is a handrail to one side.
The toilet is on the first floor directly opposite the Studio.

There are a number of exterior stone steps and uneven ground from the car park to the house.

Yes, we have off street parking for several cars


Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House, Near Hopton, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4DF