Willow Craft

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We have some amazing and creative willow work classes here.

Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge. You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. Please note: we reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.


If you are interested in joining a Willow Craft course, please make sure you enrol by the deadline (usually a week before the course takes place) as enough willow needs to be soaked for several days before the course.

Please note:  All willow craft courses have limited participants, in order to ensure physical distancing in the classroom, and to provide maximum individual support and practical assistance for each learner from the tutor.

Introduction to Willow Weaving

An introduction to the intriguing world of willow sculpture.  Create three lovely items to decorate your home or garden.

Week 1 Sphere, Week 2 Heart, Week 3 Bird

No previous experience necessary.   Maximum number of participants: 8

Deadline for enrolment:  1 week before the course takes place.

Materials cost:  £20.00 per student, payable to the tutor on the first session

  • Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9pm  Sarah Edwards
  • 3 sessions 3, 10 & 17 March  £58 / £36  WC1  Stoke Lodge   

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Willow Birdhouse and Bird feeder 

Create a beautiful woven willow bird house and bird feeder using basketry weaving techniques.

Maximum number of participants: 6

Deadline for enrolment:  1 week before the course takes place.

Materials cost:  £15 per student, payable to the tutor at the session.   

  • Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm       Sarah Edwards
  • 1 session  22 January  £64  / £40    WC2  Stoke Lodge                             

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Willow Plant Support Workshop

Willow is a renewable and sustainable resource that is ideal for creating garden structures. An ideal introduction to working with non-living willow.
Practical:  We will be making a tall plant support for climbers, a border plant support and a woven willow ball, all to take home so please allow for necessary transportation.

Maximum number of participants: 6

Deadline for enrolment:  1 week before the course takes place.
Materials cost:  £15.00 per student, payable to the tutor on the day.          

  • Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm       Sarah Edwards
  • 1 session  12 February £64  / £40    WC3  Stoke Lodge 

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SATURDAY WILLOW COURSES

NEW Willow Moon Gazing Hare

Using locally sourced willow Sarah will show you how to weave willow into a 3D Moon Gazing Hare sculpture. Discover the creative potential of willow, how to prepare it for weaving and how to manipulate it to create sculptures and create one of these wonderful creatures for your garden.

Practical: Make your own woven willow hare, to take home, so please allow for necessary transportation.

Deadline for enrolment:  1 week before the course takes place

Materials cost:  £15 per student, payable to the tutor on the day

  • Saturday 9.30am to 3.30pm          Sarah Edwards
  • 1 session  6 march   £64/£40     WC4  Stoke Lodge

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NEW   Easter Bunny and Basket

Weave your own willow Easter Bunny to adorn your home or garden and make a beautiful nest basket for collecting your eggs.

Practical: Make a rabbit and a nest style basket from locally sourced willow.

Maximum number of participants: 6

Deadline for enrolment:  1 week before the course takes place.

Materials cost:  £15 per student, payable to the tutor on the day.     

  • Saturday 9.30am to 3.30pm   Sarah Edwards
  • 1 session  20 March   £64/£40     WC5 Stoke Lodge

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