Willow weaving workshops

Welcome to my page listing the current weaving  activities that I have to offer   at  various venues in  Hampshire in the south of England

As someone who works with willow and other natural materials I love sharing my craft with others, so whether you are a total novice or someone who has some experience and enjoys experimenting and trying something different I have plenty of activities to choose from.

I offer a variety of options for individuals including weekday and weekend workshops as well as providing activities for groups/organizations./ schools etc and working on larger bespoke projects.

If you are interested in attending a class please read the FAQ  section at the bottom of the page  before you book a place, I am regularly offering other activities if you would like to receive my occasional newsletter please contact me 

To book a place on any of the workshops on this page that I am providing directly please visit my shop

Willow woodpecker or kingfisher  at Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve

£60  per person This workshop is available as a small group workshop maximum 3 -4 atendees at Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve, Hill Head, Fareham  Please contact me to discuss potential dates during the week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join me at this lovely venue overlooking the Solent along Hill Head beach

Where we will be creating one of our most recognizable wild birds.

Your bird will be created with metal legs on a wooden block.

I will provide light refreshments tools and materials.

You can bring your own lunch or if you prefer reserve a space  in the lovely cafe downstairs

 Please note that access is the workshop venue is via stairs. Parking is a short walk away which you will need to pay for.

Please note if the high winds are predicted the workshop will be  reschedueled 

For more details about the Titchfield Haven  https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryparks/titchfield

 

Create a willow bird feeder workshop£35

Tudor House Museum and Gardens , Southampton

 Sunday 12 Jun . 10:30am  3:00pm

Enjoy this relaxing and traditional art overlooking the Tudor House Garden, while you are guided through the process of working with willow to make two different woven bird feeders; a willow cone and a willow spiral.

Venue:   Tudor House Museum and Gardens, Bugle Street Southampton (Old Quarter)

https://tudorhouseandgarden.com/events/

 

 

Create a willow bee sculpture

£65  (10 am-4 pm workshop) Date  Saturday 21st  May, 30th June and 9th July

 

 

 

 

 

 

A  great statement piece and unusual sculpture, you can create a honey bee or bumblebee or any bee of your choice.

Venues: Burley Village Hall, at Burley Village Hall. Burley, Ringwood, New Forest. Saturday  21st May 10am – 4pm

and Butser Ancient Farm near Petersfield for details of the venue Saturday 9th July 10am – 4pm

To book a place at Burley and Butser Ancient Farm please visit my shop 

For the workshop at the Anvil in Basingstoke on the 30th June  visit https://www.anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on/event/small-honeybee-willow-workshop 

Willow dragonfly’s and Butterfly’s  workshop

£35 Saturday 11th June-  9.30 am -1 pm Hedge End nr Southampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great introduction to willow weaving enjoy creating your very own willow dragonfly and butterfly.

Venue: the D@rt Centre, Wildern School, Hege End near Southampton to book a place https://www.thedart.co.uk/our-workshops/sculptural-workshops/willow-workshops/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create a willow hare workshop 

£80,  Butser Hill Ancient Farm,  Saturday  25th June 10am – 4pm

Students hares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create a sitting hare, an animal steeped in mystery and storytelling, and a lovely addition to your home or garden. You can create your hare with its ears down and looking upwards to the heavens or ears up facing forward.

You will learn a variety of techniques including a variety of basketry techniques and freeform weaving to create your sculpture.

Venue  Butser Ancient  Farm Chalton near Petersfield for details of the venue 

To book a place visit my shop 

Willow birdhouse workshop

£65 Tuesday 19th July,  10am – 4.30pm, 

Venue The Anvil  Basingstoke ( places must be booked via https://www.anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on/event/willow-birdhouse-workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create a teardrop-shaped willow birdhouse, with a round or square
entrance hole, a great introduction to basketry techniques

All tools and materials are included in the workshop, basic refreshments
are included please bring your own lunch

https://www.anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on/event/willow-birdhouse-workshop

 

BEFORE BOOKING PLEASE READ

The workshops on this page are suitable for all levels of experience and are available to adults.  You will need to have good hand strength and dexterity if this is a problem for you please contact me before booking a place to discuss.

To book a place in my workshops you can pay via my online  shop or in the link in the index above, if you prefer to pay by a bank transfer etc please contact me

If the places are full then I often keep a waiting list and if there is enough interest I will organize another date. If you would like to keep updated simply email me and I will add your details to my mailing list.

I am happy to arrange private workshops for small groups during the week,  if you are interested in finding out more check out my bespoke workshops page.

Frequently asked questions
Workshop booking information
Workshop cancelation page

Workshops that I have already provided this year

  • Birdfeeders at the D@rt Centre Hedge End
  • Create a  willow obelisk /plant climbing frame and a  dragonfly/ butterfly for your garden   Shawford Winchester
  • Create a living  willow harlequin tree Aldermoor Community Farm
  • Duck, duck goose -willow workshop  Chandlers Ford Eastleigh
  • Willow Hares at Wickham Community Centre
  • Willow woodpecker/kingfisher workshop   Tudor House Museum and Gardens  Southampton and Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve
  • Willow hares at Wickham

 

I will be adding more workshops and dates for the autumn which  will include 

Full day workshops

  • Foraging workshop – focus on creating bramble baskets
  • Willow garden obelisks special treat day
  • Willow pheasant special treat day
  • Rush basketry activities 
  • Flying /sitting owl ( Halloween )
  • Penguin
  • Deer/stag  head

Half day activities –

  • Foraging workshop with soft leaves to create cordage ( cord created traditionally)
  • Bird feeders,
  • Create a Halloween  lantern
  • Decorated willow wreaths
  • Christmas decorations
  • Small creatures