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Willow Craft

We have some amazing and creative willow work classes here.

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 Basket Weaving

An introduction into the wonderful world of willow:  learn the basic techniques to create two beautiful items.

Week 1:  Create a Catalan tension tray

Week 2 & 3:  Weave a rustic berry basket

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 19 & 26 January & 2 February   £60 / £36     WIBW      Stoke Lodge

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

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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.

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 on 9, 16 & 23 March        £60 / £36     WIWW     Stoke Lodge

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

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Willow craft courses on Saturdays 

Willow Owl Workshop

Create one of these enchanting creatures for your garden.  Discover the creative potential of willow, learn the basic techniques and then weave your own Owl from locally sourced willow to take home.

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

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

Saturday 10am to 4pm          Sarah Edwards                                                                                                                                         

1 session on 5 February     £68/£42     WOWS        Stoke Lodge

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

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Berry Basket Workshop 

Weave a fabulous berry basket from locally sourced willow, perfect for collecting homegrown produce, foraging for berries or a stylish eco-friendly option for popping to the shops.

Deadline for enrolment:  1 week before the course takes place.   Materials cost:  £15 per student, payable to the tutor on the day

Saturday 10am to 4pm      Sarah Edwards                                                                                                                                         

1 session on 26 March             £68/£42     WBBW      Stoke Lodge 

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

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Easter Bunny and Basket Workshop

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

Deadline for enrolment:  1 week before the course takes place Materials cost:  £12 per student, payable to the tutor on the day

Saturday 10am to 4pm        Sarah Edwards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 session on 2 April       £68/ £42    WEBB            Stoke Lodge  

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

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Reindeer Willow Sculpture Workshop   – sorry this course is now full

Create a festive Reindeer out of willow. Make your own woven willow Reindeer decoration  up to 1 metre tall to take home, so please allow for necessary transportation.  This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge  

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

Materials cost:  £20 per student, payable to the tutor on the day  

Saturday 10am to 4pm Sarah Edwards 

1 session on 11 December    £64/£40     WSS7        Stoke Lodge  

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