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wyldwoodwillow

Contact Name: Amanda Rayner

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Tithe barn
Usk Castle
Usk, Gwent NP15 1SD
Monmouthshire
NP15 1NY

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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.

wyldwoodwillow's Courses

Christmas decorations workshop with Amanda Rayner
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Christmas decorations workshop with Amanda Rayner
Monmouthshire - Next course on 2nd December 2019
£40
Learn how to make these popular decorations beginning with a simple tree or two,an angel, some stars! The new barn is the perfect setting for weaving willow. In this peaceful area we can look out into the woodland surrounding the building and really relax into the willow weaving at hand!
Frame baskets at Usk Castle Chase
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Frame baskets at Usk Castle Chase
Monmouthshire - Next course on 13th October 2019
£75
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 surroundings of Usk Castle in the Oak room. With the autumn well on the way this is a great time of year to make your own foraging basket. We will start at 10 with a cuppa and an introduction to the materials before getting under way with our framework.
Hedgerow basketmaking
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Hedgerow basketmaking
Monmouthshire - Next course on 10th November 2019
£75
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 including putting together the slath, pairing,putting on the upsett,waling,randing and finishing off with laying the border. We will discuss material selection and preparation and what can be used as we go and will start by making a base each in the morning. Following this with the upsett and refreshment. Afterwards some waling and then a stop for lunch. In the...
Two day willow deer workshop
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Two day willow deer workshop
Monmouthshire - Next course on 7th December 2019
£145
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 legged creature. It takes time to create something worthy of putting in your garden for Christmas and many of these sculptures are so lovely that they remain in the garden throughout the year. On the first day we will focus on putting the framework together and making sure your sculpture will stand up and then on day 2 we can...
Valentines hearts weaving workshop at Usk Castle  Chase in Monmouthshire
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Valentines hearts weaving workshop at Usk Castle Chase in Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire - Next course on 9th February 2020
£40
This is a starter weaving workshop where you will learn the skills to weave basic forms of sculpture in the shape of willow hearts. We will weave several different hearts morning and afternoon in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Usk Castle. A fantastic workshop where you can take your hearts home to decorate and adorn your own home or give away to loved ones in time for Valentines.
Weave a willow coffin
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Weave a willow coffin
Monmouthshire - Next course on 24th September 2019
£425
This is an opportunity to weave your own coffin. I am an established coffin maker with seventeen years of experience. I will guide you through the different processes day by day. It is an intensive course so you are welcome to bring an extra person (price for 2 people sharing is £720) to help as it's quite useful sometimes to take it in turns to rest and there are several points where you can work together. It is preferable but not essential to have woven something before and beginners are...