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Pip Cottage

Contact name: Julie Livesey
12
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over 5 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I have been teaching natural gardening and crafts for over 13 years and basketry and living willow since 2012 for various environmental organisations and more recently for my own business Pip Cottage. I was lucky enough to win a Heritage Crafts Association/NADFAS Award in 2016 to study traditional English Basket-making and look forward to passing these skills on at the workshops.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Full-day traditional basketry willow workshops with Pip Cottage in Lancashire
Next date: Oct 1st
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Half-day traditional basketry willow workshops with Pip Cottage in Lancashire
Next date: Oct 15th
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Two-day Traditional basketry willow workshops with Pip Cottage in Lancashire
Next date: Oct 20th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
18 Jul 22'

Jilly Greig reviewed: Half-day traditional basketry willow workshops with Pip Cottage in Lancashire

"Really enjoyed this 2 day workshop with Julie. I learnt new techniques, and got to practice old ones. Julie was so patient and caring, and has extensive knowledge which she is keen to pass on. Would highly recommend! Thank you Julie! "

Pip Cottage responded:

" Glad you enjoyed the workshop Jilly, your basket was fab, well proportioned and strong. It was a pleasure to meet you and good luck with your basketry journey."

22 May 22'

Jan Eggleton reviewed: Full-day traditional basketry willow workshops with Pip Cottage in Lancashire

"Attended one of Julie’s day courses at Be a Garden Maker on Friday and had a brilliant, informative time. Julie is an excellent teacher and we all completed our sculptures in the allotted timescale. My garden now has a lovely woven heron. Julie also provided extra rods to give the kegs extra stability. It was lovely to meet Julie and the other attendees. We all learned new skills and were extremely enthused to carry on. I would totally recommend the experience. Thank you Julie."

Pip Cottage responded:

" Hello Jan, thanks for your lovely review, it was good to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed the workshop. It would be great to see a picture of your fab heron in the garden! Thanks, Julie"

22 May 22'

Tracy Saunders reviewed: Full-day traditional basketry willow workshops with Pip Cottage in Lancashire

"Attended the bird/bee sculpture course at Be a Gardener Maker Julie was great. Her style is relaxed, calm with an eye on the clock to make sure we got refreshment breaks (the food was excellent). She brought examples of sculptures at various stages of completion so that we could see how ours might develop, although flexible enough to invite us to create our own versions from books or sketches. Providing all the essential tools and explaining the varieties of willow available, helpful at the key stages but hands off to allow you to be creative. Really enjoyable experience, everyone completed their chosen sculpture and also left with a bundle of willow to continue to fill out or make a wreath. Great value thanks Julie."

Pip Cottage responded:

" Thanks Tracy for your lovely feedback, it was good to meet you and glad you enjoyed the workshop. Your bee sculpture is very good and it would be great to see a photo of the bee in situ. Thanks, Julie"

22 May 22'

Sherri Highley Hammond reviewed: Full-day traditional basketry willow workshops with Pip Cottage in Lancashire

"Superb Willow Weaving course. Really enjoyed my day and feel I have come away with a new skill. I enjoyed it so much I went home and made my own wreath from the extra canes I was given. If you want a marvellous day out, with good food, good company then choose this one. My giant bee now has a new home"

Pip Cottage responded:

" Hello Sherri, thanks for your great review and glad you enjoyed the day, it was good to meet you. Your bee sculpture was excellent and very well woven. Thanks, Julie"

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