Garland Willow Weave Decoration


Duration: 10am until 12.30pm

Price: £55

Run by: Helenka Brown
at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate

01949 81393

Pastures Vineyard
Melton Road
Hickling Pastures
Melton Mowbray
Nottinghamshire
LE14 3QG

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About the Course

Get into the festive spirit this season and join us to make a beautiful selection of trees and stars then string together to make bunting. Decorate them with lights, hang them over a mirror or give them as a gift. The perfect way to start the festive season!

Our talented tutor Chris will guide you through the process step by step in this fun hands on activity. Showing you how to work with the willow and sharing with you her years of experience and knowledge of tools and materials; by the end of your session you will have made a lovely selection of stars and trees ready to be stung together to make the perfect bunting for your home.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginner. All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments and a glass of local wine.

“The beauty of this once commonplace craft, is now an increasingly rare craft”
Outline of the day

9.50am Light refreshments and settle in

10:00am Welcome and introduction on the history of willow

Demonstration on how to work with willow

Get hands on making your trees and stars

11.15am Refreshment break enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of local wine with a mince pie

12.30 Home time, ready to take your completed bunting home to show your family and friends and decorate your home.

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 8.

About Chris Baxter the Tutor

Chris has an exceptional talent and skill as a basket maker. Expressing her art genes originally through Fine Art she then turned to working with willow. Tutored by Jane Jennifer in Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, her teachings has come from a confirmed heritage that began over 100 years ago starting with Ronnie Woods family. A member of the Basketmakers’ Association she shares their aim “to promote the knowledge basketry, chairseating and allied crafts…”

Working locally she produces bespoke commission pieces and regularly teaches willow workshops. Working in willow that is harvested in the UK (Nottinghamshire and Somerset).

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This workshop is suitable for complete beginner. All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments and a glass of local wine.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 24th November 2018

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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