Welcome to my willow sculpture, weaving workshop page
The workshops are suitable for all levels of experience but only available to adults and young people aged over 14 years who are attending with a responsible adult. If you are interested in attending a class please read the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of the page. Please contact me to book a place
I tend to work from a variety of venues however at the moment I am working with the Wickham Community Centre near Fareham as it provides self-contained spaces.
If you need to self-isolate at the moment or don’t live nearby then you might be interested in attending one of my online virtual workshops.
I provide the option of a pre-recorded workshop which you can work through at your own leisure which is ideal for individuals or participants living in the same home or an online workshop which is also a great option for groups of friends and families for a special occasion.
Willow heart workshop online via zoom
Saturday 13th February 10am – 1.30pm. £35
A lovely way to create a present for yourself or someone special we will be making a small wreath-style heart and woven hearts.
Please book at a minimum of a week in advance so that I can send you the willow for more details about my virtual workshops
In-person workshops: please note that these are provisional dates which will be rescheduled if we are in lockdown.
Farmyard birds- Willow chicken/duck/goose workshop
£75 Saturday 27th February 10 am -5 pm at the: Wickham Community Centre, nr Fareham.
I don’t know about you but I just love farmyard birds they are such interesting creatures so if you’re like me here is your chance to make your own.
Create a willow hare workshop
£75 Saturday 2oth March 10am – 5.00 pm Wickham Community Centre, nr Fareham
Create a sitting or moon gazing hare an animal steeped in mystery and storytelling and a lovely addition to your home or garden.
Create a willow piglet workshop
£80 Saturday 24th April,10am – 5pm
Create a cute willow piglet which is a great introduction to sculpting animals.
You will learn a number of techniques including random weave and basketry techniques. The workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.
Please note that the level of detail that you will achieve will depend on your level of experience.
Plans for other workshops in the spring
I am currently planning other workshops that include creating with live willow and making items for the garden these will be taking place later in the spring if you have a particular workshop that you would like to attend please contact me
BEFORE BOOKING A PLACE AT ANY OF THE
Please read the workshop BOOKING INFORMATION PAGE
What’s included in the price?
All tools and materials are included along with refreshments and individually wrapped cakes etc and snacks etc with disposable cups etc , please provide your own lunch if you are attending a full-day workshop.
I will be following all current safety guidelines with a maximum of 5 spaces available. Cleaning wipes, hand gels etc will be available. You are welcome to bring your own equipment.
I’m a total beginner/ have attended other workshops will it be ok for me?
It takes many years to learn a new craft as with any other skill some people jump in feet first and connect straight away whilst otherwise find it takes more time its like anything you don’t know until you try.
The workshops are designed as an introduction to working with the materials and for those if you have some experience the opportunity to develop more skills. so please note that the detail that you will achieve will vary from person to person.
Do you offer any other types of workshop?
I also offer lots of different workshops and put them on an at different times of the year or when I have enough interest, check out my other pages at the top of you can find out more here
If you are booking a workshop for someone else please ensure that they have read this.
What is the minimum notice that you need to book a place
Spaces usually book up quickly if there are any still available the minimum notice that I require is as follows
- One week to create an item using the traditional brown willow and
- 3 days notice if you are happy to use buff willow (this is not suitable for staying outside in cold/wet weather.)
- Workshops will be canceled and rearranged if there are not enough attendees or we are advised because of safety to do so.
- I work to covid secure guideline working in venues that have additional measures in place which are more detailed and different from those that relate to personal guidelines.
Please note that working with willow and can be tiring on the hands and may be difficult for you to do if you have conditions such as arthritis or find it hard to grip and pull I would suggest that you contact me to discuss what workshops might be suitable for you to attend and if there are any alternative options.
Please wear clothing that you like working in. You are welcome to bring your own secateurs and gloves if you wish to.
Please read my cancelation policy before you book a place.
For further information about my workshops visit my FAQ