Crafty Basketry's Afternoon Beginners Course - Weaving an Autumn or Christmas Wreath at Kench Hill, Tenterden

Plaited Willow Wreath


Would you like to challenge yourself, making a different type of wreath this year? Or have you always wanted to make your own Christmas tree decorations? We start by making a wreath and if you're picking up the techniques quite easily, then you can make a decoration or two.

These courses are for absolute beginners. Teenagers from the age of 12 can take part too. Groups are small - up to 8 participants - so you get all the attention you need.

What we make
In a step-by-step way, you will be shown how to make a wreath of 30cm, 40cm or 50cm, or a big angel, plus one or two decorations, if you're quick. It's a great half day to spend with friends, but also really refreshing to share with like-minded people you've not met before, with some festive nibbles for when we get peckish and a glass of mulled wine or juice. You're guaranteed to be in a festive spirit and delighted with your designs at the end of it.

Weaving and creating is very therapeutic and immensely relaxing, as you are using head, heart and hands, bringing body and mind back in sync. You will be able to completely reground and reconnect with nature.

Is this something for me?
Over the years, people with disabilities, or who were thought to be lesser abled were still able to weave a basket. Not quite sure about your abilities or whether your wrists will manage, then just get in touch and I will assess whether it's for you.

I try to organise the workshops in rural locations, as then we have the full benefits of nature around us to fully reconnect and rewind.

Please contact me for a more tailored experience.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials, use of tools (if you don't like using your own) and teas, coffees and cakes are included. I ask people to bring lunch. There will be fruit for when we get peckish.


Marianne van Niekerken at Crafty Basketry


Kench Hill
Appledore Road
TN30 7DG

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


3 hours (2:00pm to 5:00pm)

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