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

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Monmouthshire - Next course on 2nd December 2019
Learn how to make these popular decorations beginning with a simple tree or two,an angel, some stars!
Monmouthshire - Next course on 13th October 2019
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...
Monmouthshire - Next course on 10th November 2019
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...
Monmouthshire - Next course on 7th December 2019
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...
Monmouthshire - Next course on 9th February 2020
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.
Monmouthshire - Next course on 24th September 2019
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...