wyldwoodwillow

Contact Name: Amanda Rayner

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About wyldwoodwillow

I started wyldwoodwillow back in 2001 after weaving for a year or so... It helped me through a particularly difficult chapter in my life and I discovered that I had a burning desire to share the healing nature of weaving. I started teaching workshops fairly early on and weaving pretty much anything I could, currently I weave baskets, coffins, living willow,sculptures and create furniture and decorative fencing for the home and garden. My business is successful and I am a full time weaver.

Courses, kits & gifts

In-person
3 day willow basketmaking
Monmouthshire - Next course on 12th July 2022
3 day willow basketmaking
£310
This is a 3 day workshop where you can hone your skills and develop your passion for weaving and basket making. Please let me know in advance what you would...
In-person
Hedgerow basketmaking
Monmouthshire - Next course on 2nd October 2022
Hedgerow basketmaking
(3)
£115
Come to the Tithe Barn at Usk Castle in Usk and learn how to weave a hedgerow basket with coloured wild hedgerow materials and willow using 5 different weaving techniques...
In-person
Rope Weave Willow Bowl Workshop
Monmouthshire - Next course on 10th July 2022
Rope Weave Willow Bowl Workshop
(1)
£140
Come to this exciting new workshop at Usk Castle Chase in May where we will create some colourful and artistic rope weave bowls. An attractive and decorative technique that many...
In-person
Traditional Frame baskets with Amanda Rayner
Monmouthshire - Next course on 4th September 2022
Traditional Frame baskets with Amanda Rayner
(1)
£105
After popular demand I have decided to run another frame basket making workshop this time using some willow and hedgerow materials. This fun weaving workshop will happen in the beautiful...
In-person
Two day willow deer workshop
Monmouthshire - Next course on 7th November 2022
Two day willow deer workshop
£220
Amanda Rayner will be running this 2 day workshop weaving willow deer. Over the 2 days you can expect to learn the skills and techniques needed to weave this 4...
In-person
Weave a willow coffin
Monmouthshire - Next course on 19th September 2022
Weave a willow coffin
(3)
£675
This is an opportunity to weave your own coffin. I am an established coffin maker with twenty years of experience. I will guide you through the different processes day by...
In-person
weave a willow log basket
Monmouthshire - Next course on 24th October 2022
weave a willow log basket
£195
this is a 2 day willow basketmaking workshop where we will through a variety of weaving techniques using natural coloured willows to weave a log basket to take home.
In-person
willow sculpture weaving workshop
Monmouthshire - Next course on 7th November 2022
willow sculpture weaving workshop
(4)
£105
Amanda Rayner will lead this willow sculpture workshop in the New Barn at Usk Castle Chase. The barn is light and airy with views of surrounding countryside.You will be welcomed...

Reviews

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Hedgerow basketmaking

In-person
Richard Pugh - - #4149

A brilliant course! I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon making a pea frame and hurdle under Amandas' guidance. She is patient, explains things very clearly and is a lot of fun. And the cake was smazing :-)I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to try willow weaving.

Hedgerow basketmaking

In-person
Susie - - #4155

It's always a pleasure to work with natural materials and to have such a great teacher in Amanda. To date I have made a hazel and willow obelisk, a small hurdle, a decorative dragonfly and some christmas decorations....a serial course goer! You will amaze yourself at what's achievable given expert instruction.


Hedgerow basketmaking

In-person
Lisa Hillman - - #4175

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Weave a willow coffin

In-person
Meg - - #22431

Would highly recommend Manda's coffin course to anyone considering it. Fab venue, delicious food and an awesome teacher, was well worth the trip down from Scotland to do it! And she can even post your coffin back home for you if you travel by train so don't let that put you off! It was quite an intense few days which I found really enjoyable and as promised I had a complete coffin by the end of it and had learnt enough to be able to repeat at home and make another couple.