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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 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

No previous experience necessary

Maximum number of participants: 6

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 6pm to 8.30pm  Sarah Edwards

  • 3 sessions 16, 23 & 30 June  £70 / £42  WCBW  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  11 June  £64  / £40    WCPS  Stoke Lodge 

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Urban Fox Willow Workshop

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

Practical: Make your own woven willow urban fox, 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

Please bring good secateurs, a stanley knife and a packed lunch.

Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm          Sarah Edwards

  • 1 session  18 June   £64/£40     WCUF  Stoke Lodge

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