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

Willow Weaving ‘Pheasant’ Workshop



On this one-day course, come and create a beautiful bird out of willow. Bird sculptures are fun to make using different types of willow. The starting point for the sculpture is a metal framework followed by free weave technique. Your tutor, Jane Roberts, will demonstrate step by step and help you throughout the process. Willow is a good sustainable material used in making a variety of different objects including baskets and, on this course, a sculptural bird. 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. Plus, a passion for running workshops for people who want to learn a new skill and have some fun whilst doing it! She has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Northampton and is a member of the Basket-maker’s Association. She has been delivering and managing community arts workshops and projects for over 20 years and is delighted to be working at Stanwick Lakes. At the end of the workshop, not only will you be able to take your newly created bird home and you may want to come back to do more willow weaving in future. The group will be kept to a maximum of 8 so everyone will have individual instruction, help, and support. The course will take place in our training barn at Stanwick Lakes, a beautiful 750-acre nature reserve and visitor attraction in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley.

What's included in the price?

Tools, materials and safety equipment are provided. Basic tea /coffee and biscuits are provided free of charge during the course. Food and drinks can be purchased in the café in the visitor centre or bring your own packed lunch. Car parking is also free of charge on the day of your course.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

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


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • Parking provided
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Father's Day
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Rockingham Forest Trust, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 6GY