In-person course
in Stanwick, Wellingborough Maker & location details

Seasonal Decorations - All Things Willow



A fun willow weaving workshop making decorations for use on the tree or around the home for the 2024 festive season. You will make and take home two small reindeer, two stars, and a small tree trivet – possibly more! These small decorations make adorable displays or great Christmas gifts for family and friends. All items will be made out of willow (with a little extra foliage or decoration if desired). We will use and learn basic weaving techniques that can be used ine the future future time for trying something a little more challenging and creative, if you so wish. Your tutor, Jane Roberts, will demonstrate each step and help you throughout the process. This workshop is designed for adults of any creative level and is the perfect way to spend the day learning a new skill and meeting like-minded people. Jane has a passion for all things natural and weaving and has been delivering and managing community arts workshops and projects for over 20 years. She has a passion for running workshops for people who want to learn a new skill and have some fun whilst doing it! She also has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Northampton, and is a member of the Basket-maker’s Association. Our willow weaving workshops take place in our Traditional Barn at Stanwick Lakes, Northamptonshire.

What's included in the price?

All materials are provided including different types of willow and foliage for decoration. Secateurs are provided but if you'd prefer to bring your own please do. Please also bring an apron, gardening gloves, sensible shoes and a sense of fun! Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


At Stanwick Lakes, we offer a range of Arts & Crafts and Heritage Courses, from watercolour painting classes to blacksmithing and wood-carving workshops. Alongside offering craft courses, Stanwick Lakes is a unique 750 acre nature reserve and countryside attraction located in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Romantic
  • UK Holiday
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Stanwick Lakes is a unique 750 acre nature reserve and countryside attraction located in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley.

We have extensive play areas, open spaces and paths that families, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers can explore at leisure. We also have specially considered areas dedicated to nature and its wildlife, as well as the history of the site.

Parking is free for workshop attendees - please give your registration plate details to our reception staff in the Visitor Centre on the day.

Alternatively, you can become a member for just £42.00 per year, giving you free access to all our facilities for a whole year, while supporting Rockingham Forest Trust.


Rockingham Forest Trust, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 6GY