I've always been very creative and artistic so I decided to attend a willow weaving workshop myself and thoroughly enjoyed it and was hooked. I set up my workshops 4 years ago and have met some wonderful people who have sculpted some fantastic sculptures. I also work away from home at various venues across Leicestershire and I work on commissions and also sell my work on ebay along with my artwork
"I’m not into crafting but wanted to give this a go as I love my garden and knew a willow sculpture would be a great addition to it. There were 4 ladies on my course. 3 of us opted for herons, which Kate said was usually the most popular choice, and the other lady wanted to make a dog. I knew I was not a natural willow crafter straight away, but Kate was always there to demonstrate and help me out. I came home with a beautiful heron which has been greatly admired and looks fantastic in my garden. Everyone went home with a unique piece of art that we had (mostly) made ourselves! A lovely day."
"Firstly my apologies it has taken me this long to leave a review - not sure where the time has gone. I have nothing but good things to say about Kate and the course. She and her husband were very welcoming and the environment for doing the course, in a tent in their beautiful garden, is amazing. I could have quite easily sat in their garden for the afternoon with their dog and enjoyed their company and the sunshine, let alone doing the course.
My wife and I both did a heron each and we were amazed that we were able to create something so large in just one day without much of a clue what we were doing! Kate was an excellent teacher and was supportive of my at time haphazard efforts and always willing to help un-wonky my bird! It was a willow wedding anniversary present and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you again!"
"We had a great day with Kate. I made a Heron, my daughter made a Pheasant.
We were both beginners and even though we were in a group of 8, Kate gave us lots of help and advice and generally encouraged us to make amazing willow sculptures.
We enjoyed sandwiches, pizza and cakes for lunch, and plenty of tea and coffee throughout the day.
We would definitely recommend the course.
Leave plenty of room in your car, my Heron is taller than me!"