Willow sculpture workshop at Tresillian House



Do not worry if this is your first experience of Willow Sculpture! Artist Kate Morrell will guide you in a relaxed and informal setting to create an animal of your choice to grace your garden and give lasting pleasure. Please bring pictures if you have something specific in mind. If you are not a stranger to this craft, then we look forward to helping you make something more demanding.
Learn all of the techniques required to make a stunning creation. Participants have made pheasants, herons, hares, cats, dogs, squirrels, rabbits, tortoise and even a gekko!

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials
Light lunch - dietary options available
Free Parking


Alison Blythe at Tresillian House

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Tresillian House
67 Dalby Road
Melton Mowbray
LE13 0BQ

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Brigit Chisholm - - #36833

I so enjoyed my days course. We were 4 in the class in a warm garden room in Alison's garden. All equipment is provided with hot drinks and an excellent warm lunch. I was told I was being ambitious for a novice, with my desire to make a pig-who tried to leave as Dumbo until Kate sorted his ears- he is of course now perfect!!
I started as a novice and loved the skill and tuition that Kate gave us -moulding the weaving into muscles to get a great look.
I drove a long way for a course I really wanted to do- Nil regrets and a stunning pig!
Thank you Kate for great teaching and such a good day.
Thank you Alison for a smashing stay the night before - made it very relaxing
10/10 -thoroughly recommend this course.

Alison Smail - - #35465

I have wanted to try willow weaving for some time. Having been treated to a voucher by my family, I chose Kate’s workshop and was very glad I did.
Kate and her partner provided a warm welcome to their home and workshop. Kate was very supportive and patient with a real novice, offering suggestions and practical feedback as my sculpture took shape. A wonderful homemade lunch gave me a chance to explore the garden and see a small sample of the amazing and different sculptures that Kate has done.
Time flew and after a wonderful and rewarding day, I left with a pheasant sculpture that received many compliments from my family.
I have recommended this course to friends and family and look forward to going again next year to make a new sculpture!

Sue Scott - - #27832

Had a fabulous day. With Kate (tutor) willow craft. Great location and limited to 6 which gives everyone time for Kate to have 1-1 sessions throughout the day. Lovely lunch provided by Alison. Totally recommended

Response from Tresillian House:

Thank you Sue for your excellent review and delighted that you had such an enjoyable day - and the chicken was wonderful!
best wishes, Alison at Tresillian House

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