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!
What a fantastic day we had! I would never have believed I could make a heron out of willow, but with Kate's expert tuition I managed it. She is an extremely talented lady, and so helpful and patient, I thoroughly recommend her course.
My daughter, Laura, made a lovely hare, and now we are planning to go back and make more animals.
Alison was an excellent host. We were well suppled with refreshments throughout the day, and the lunch was delicious. There was plenty of parking available on site, and afterwards we had a stroll around Alison's gorgeous garden.
Response from Tresillian House:Dear Ruth
The weaving course with kate was a lovely day and I left with a huge heron that is my pride and joy. The day was gentle, group was small enough to ensure time and attention from kate. Venue was set in the grounds of trissellian house beautiful garden and plenty of pre course information and directions. Very much recommend this for a beginner like me or more experienced weavers
Response from Tresillian House:Dear Julie
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!
A wonderful fun course - 4 friends spending a weekend together. Although 10 on the course we went on made it harder for Kate to get around, she made it and we all have amazing willow animals to add to our gardens or house! The hospitality of coffee, lunch and tea was excellent and we were very well looked after. Our stay in the house was very comfortable and extremely clean. Delightful host who provided an excellent breakfast. Very well worth the journey. Thank you.
Response from Tresillian House:Dear Dee
I would have rated this course as good but two things let it down. The group was too large (10) and it was difficult for Kate to get round everyone.
The light lunch provided was of extremely poor quality.
Response from Tresillian House:Dear Jill
So now I have a pheasant, made with the direction and help of Kate, and it's sitting in the shade of my red maple.
A busy, full-on day, very well catered in the lovely setting of the garden at Tressillian House. I was surprised that we pretty much all managed to complete our various creatures. Great fun, and, it has to be said, quite hard work!
Response from Tresillian House:Thank you so much Sue for your kind words. I am always amazed by the wonderful creations on Kates' Willow Days and equally as impressed by how much you get done in a day! I am so glad that you enjoyed your day. The courses have proved so popular that we have added an extra date in September that still has spaces if you feel that your pheasant needs a friend! Kindest Regards Alison.