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Wyldwood Willow | 🧺 Learn Basketry, Coffin Making, Sculptures & More!

Contact name: Amanda Rayner
Total bookings
over 8 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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Christmas decorations workshop with Amanda Rayner
2½ hours
Next date: 3rd Nov 2024
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Hedgerow basketmaking
1 day
Next date: 12th Oct 2024
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Traditional Frame baskets with Amanda Rayner
1 day
Next date: 13th Sep 2024
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Two day willow deer workshop
2 days
Next date: 15th Nov 2024
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Weave a willow coffin
4 days
Next date: 17th Sep 2024
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weave a willow log basket or backpack
2 days
Next date: 8th Nov 2024
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Willow backpack workshop
2 days
Next date: 8th Nov 2024
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🧺 3 Day Willow Weaving Workshop
3 days
Next date: 23rd Oct 2024
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🧺 Willow Frame Basket Course & Kit
1½ hours
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Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
16 Jun 24'

Deborah Clement reviewed: weave a shopping basket

"Amanda is an excellent teacher, clear instruction and help where needed. We were all amazed that we could end a six hour course with a well made usable shopping basket (I went shopping with mine today!) We had plenty of tea breaks and delicious home made cake. The barn is well equipped and in a lovey rural setting. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in basketry."

Wyldwood Willow | 🧺 Learn Basketry, Coffin Making, Sculptures & More! responded:

"Deborah, Thankyou for coming along to the workshop and I am thrilled that you enjoyed the course so much. I love that you have gone shopping with it already, May it bring you lots of joy! Thankyou for the wonderful review and I hope to see you again. All the best Amanda Wyldwoodwillow"

3 Jun 24'

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

"Such a great day on my basket making course. Amanda is lovely. Very experienced and a great teacher. It was a very full day, and my hands ached afterwards but came home with a beautiful basket, feeling very proud! "

Wyldwood Willow | 🧺 Learn Basketry, Coffin Making, Sculptures & More! responded:

"Thankyou so much Julie, A pleasure to meet you and I thoroughly enjoyed our day together too. All the best and see you again I hope x"

1 May 24'

Rachel Sommerville reviewed: willow sculpture weaving workshop

"It was really good to be able to learn the basics of wicker sculpture from such an expert and be able to finish a heron on the day of the course. It was quite an intense day, as we needed to work quickly to get through each stage. That wasn’t always easy for those of us with no previous experience of using wicker. It might be a good idea to extend the session, even by half an hour, to make sure there is enough time for breaks. "

Wyldwood Willow | 🧺 Learn Basketry, Coffin Making, Sculptures & More! responded:

"Thanks for coming along and leaving a review Rachel. You wove a lovely heron along with the 10 other people on the course who all finished their chosen willow creation too. Sculpture weaving is quite an intense activity especially when weaving a project in one day. We had 3 breaks in total and I work at the natural pace of the group to manage the different projects. I was quite surprised that everyone was finishing up just before 4oclock which is unusual as this workshop tends to run on a bit usually and I am always flexible with the time as there is usually someone needing a bit longer, but on this occasion that was the natural conclusion and it just demonstrates how you all listened and then carried out my instructions with a good level of understanding from start to finish. The level of accomplishment was high considering none of you had woven much before and I for one was very pleased with how the day went and all of your outcomes."

25 Nov 23'

Mandy reviewed: Christmas decorations workshop with Amanda Rayner

"My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Amanda was lovely, very skilled and patiently taught us how to create some fabulous Christmas decorations. Such a fun afternoon and would definitely book again in the future ❤️"

Wyldwood Willow | 🧺 Learn Basketry, Coffin Making, Sculptures & More! responded:

"Mandy, Thanks for coming along to the willow Christmas decorations workshop with Debbie. You made some lovely things and it was a pleasure to work with you both. Look forward to seeing you again. All the best Amanda Wyldwoodwillow "

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