Contact name: Amanda Rayner
Total bookings
over 7 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

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

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3 day willow weaving workshop
Next date: 12th Jun 2023
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Christmas decorations workshop with Amanda Rayner
Next date: 24th Nov 2023
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Hedgerow basketmaking
Next date: 2nd Oct 2023
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Traditional Frame baskets with Amanda Rayner
Next date: 16th Sep 2023
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weave a shopping basket
Next date: 7th Jul 2023
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Weave a willow coffin
Next date: 19th Sep 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
3 Jun 23'

Ruth McAllister reviewed: Oval shallow basket for the garden at New barn at Usk Castle Chase,Monmouthshire

"A relaxed and very rewarding one-day course. With lots of expert help, I was extremely pleased to come away with a lovely shallow basket that I will proudly use in my garden to gather cut flowers. Amanda is a patient and expert teacher who finds a perfect balance between showing, doing, explaining and guiding. There was even tea and cake. "

4 May 23'

Pam reviewed: willow sculpture weaving workshop

"Had a great time on my first experience of willow weaving, was out of my comfort zone but was made to feel very welcome by Amanda and ended up thoroughly enjoying my day. Thankyou "

27 Apr 23'

Eiluned a Dafydd . reviewed: Weaving peaframes and hurdles at Usk Castle Chase

"Fantastic day outside learning how to work with Willow ... Amanda was very patient and allowed the group of 6 plenty of time to interact and catch up ! Felt wonderful bringing home to the garden our pea frames and hurdles.. just make sure you have a big enough boot to the car !! They are taller then you imagine. Diolch yn fawr . "

20 Mar 23'

Sarah reviewed: Weave a willow coffin

"An absolutely wonderful week with a fabulous group...learning day by day...understanding more about willow as the week went by...excellent company and conversations ...delighted to have met Amanda and very appreciative of her kind, gentle, wise experience of supporting people to work with willow- I plan to book again, thank you!"

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