Crafty Basketry's Day Weaving Christmas Wreaths and other Decorations at Penhurst Retreat Centre



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? These courses are for absolute beginners. Children as young as 12 can take part too. Groups are small - up to 6 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. It's a great 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. Location 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.

What's included in the price?

All materials, use of tools (if you don't like using your own) and teas, coffees, mulled wine/juice and mince pies and nibbles are included. I ask people to bring lunch.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

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



Crafty Basketry

with Craft Courses since 2021

Message the tutor

Marianne has been a basketmaker since 2006 and teaches the age-old techniques now applied to contemporary baskets She teaches weaving with willow, hedgerow, rattan and rush. The locations are usually on smallholdings and forest school areas in Kent and East Sussex to fully experience the grounding power of nature. Classes are small, giving you all the guidance you need to create your very own design.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Accommodation offered
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Parking provided
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Stag dos
  • Tutor can travel
  • Hen dos
platinum badge
What does this mean?
Message the tutor


The Manor House, Penhurst, East Sussex, TN33 9QP