Willow Garden Structures (1 day) in the Peak District

Willow Garden Structures (1 day) in the Peak District

Duration: 1 day (9.30am-4.30pm)

Price: £95

Run by: Alison Massey
at Zantium Studios Ltd


Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House
Near Hopton

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About the Course

A creative day in the garden with willow expert Eddie Glew. Projects include obelisks/plant supports (perfect for those sweet peas!) plus decorative sunflowers and dragonflies. You will make several items over the day to take home. Eddie will also explain the practice of using living willow to build larger structures such as dens and tunnels. (Note the actual planting of living willow is a seasonal activity, taking place only in the winter months.)

The class will be garden-based, with the studio as back-up in case of poor weather. We back onto organically farmed land with views across the fields to Carsington Water making it a lovely place to work.

Open to all – both beginners and those with experience.

Tutor: Eddie Glew

Eddie is a hugely talented willow weaver and creative practitioner. His portfolio boasts a raft of innovative work from traditional baskets to sculpture and interior design. He is an experienced tutor and has featured on Channel 4’s ‘Kirsty’s Handmade Home’ and BBC’s ‘Garden Rescue’.

Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am
End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm

There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.

• Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting
• Relaxed, creative atmosphere
• 4 - 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 4 people)

Please get in touch for bookings or further information.

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?

Fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments - an additional materials fee of approx £15 applies per person for the willow you will use in a day.

All tools are provided but feel free to bring your own secateurs if you prefer. A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Let us know of any special dietary needs. Drinks and biscuits are available all day to help yourself with home-made cake mid afternoon.

Accommodation available at extra charge:
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 (+2 on sofa bed)
'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2 (+1 on sofa bed)

Want to review this course?

Spent a lovely day making an obelisk for next year's sweet peas which will take pride of place in our garden. Eddie explained everything very simply and was very encouraging. The setting was wonderful and our hostess very welcoming and a lovely lunch and refreshments were provided throughout the day.

- - #11133

I had a great time, and I love the things we made. I will definitely try to have a go myself, and to book further courses with Zantium Studios.

- - #10765

I had a wonderful day creating some striking structures with willow. Our tutor explained everything clearly and was very helpful at every stage. The weather was kind and the setting beautiful and relaxing. Our hostess was welcoming and attentive, providing drinks and delicious food and treats. I've been inspired to have a go at home with the willow from my garden.

- - #10756

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Course Start Dates

Friday 13th April 2018
Friday 22nd June 2018
Friday 7th September 2018

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