Willow Weaving Workshops in the Yorkshire Dales
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One day Willow Weaving Workshops in beautiful Carnforth
Making Willow Curlews wil be the focus of the June date. Novembers' date will focus on Giant Xmas stars.
The tutor Phil Bradley lives in NW Cumbria near Cockermouth where he grows a total of 37 different varieties of sustainable willow on several local sites. The willow is used mainly for basket-making, but also for garden structures and sculptures as well as decorative animals, which is a popular one-day workshop topic.
The workshops takes place inside a renovated barn with original beams, amazing views and excellent facilities.
There are 10-12 places on each workshop and Phil is a very popular tutor and as he only teaches a limited number of workshops a year, please make sure that you book early to avoid disappointment.
Phil's relaxed, gentle teaching style will guide the group through all the processes to make sure that everyone masters the basic skills for each stage of the sculpture. It's lovely to spend a whole day with like-minded people, all absorbed in learning a new craft to create something beautiful that you can take home with you.
The Curlews workshop is very popular, an iconic Yorkshire Dales bird that breeds in neighbouring fields around Broadrake.
The Giant Willow Stars look lovely with twinkling mini led lights threaded through the weaving to make a stunning seasonal display.
Why not treat a friend to a workshop for a birthday outing with a difference.
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?
Course prices includes materials, a good lunch and all refreshments.
I have just attended a two day basket weaving course, taught by Phil Bradley at Broadrakes, and cannot praise it enough. Broadrakes has lovely new rooms with ample space for our group - a light, beautiful, clean and comfortable area. Our hostess Rachel Benson provided us with delicious lunch, tea breaks with home baked treats, and was friendly and helpful. Phil's teaching was fantastic, we all returned home with a basket, and enough knowledge to make others, and he interspersed his teaching with anecdotes and funny stories from the world of willow. I would not hesitate to attend another course at Broadrakes, or indeed one taught by Phil. Top Marks all around.
Mia Hopkins - - #5089
I have recently attended a willow weaving workshop at Broadrake. This was taught by Phil Bradley and hosted by Rachel Benson.
What a fantastic day, we were well supplied with vegetarian food in a relaxed atmosphere and just as relaxed was Phil's style of teaching. He never got stressed and with his gentle manner and sense of humour he managed to get us all to produce a hare by the end of the day.
What I really liked was the fact that Phil not only taught us how to produce a hare but he got us to look at proportions and shape so that we could make other things in the future.
Laraine Sullivan - - #3002
Phil is a great tutor with endless patience, providing encouragement throughout the day. We all ended up with hares, despite some passing walkers (clearly townies) not recognising them as such. We had a lovely day out in the garden creating our works of art and the food that Rachel provided was delicious, with all tastes catered for. Can't wait for the next willow workshop.
Meriel Spooner - - #2986
It was a wonderful day.I an not the most artistic person and I went home with a recognisable sheep. The setting is stunning as was were the refreshments.
phil's instruction was just right and has infinate patience.
Highly recommend this course.
kate dulieu - - #2667
A most enjoyable day in a spectacular location, with like- minded people and great food! Under Phil's expert guidance we all managed to create recognisable sheep worthy of any flock.
Suzanne Thomas - - #2611
Great day, fabulous setting, a testament to Phils skill as a tutor that I came away with a sheep that will enhance my garden rather than be the butt of jokes
Marie wray - - #2604
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Course Start DatesWednesday 13th June 2018
Thursday 22nd November 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
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