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Workshops

 I offer small group workshops at Orleton Village Hall, SY8 4HW. 

 

Upcoming group workshops at Orleton Village Hall 

 

Sunday 5th November 2023 - Willow Chickens and pheasants - FULL  

Sunday 10th December 2023 - Christmas Willow weaving 

Sunday 21st January 2024 - Willow Chickens and Pheasants

Sunday 3rd March 2024 - Willow in the Garden 

Sunday 17th March 2024 - Berry Basket 

Sunday 21st April 2024 - Asymmetric Basket 

If you would like to attend a workshop please the details below next to the workshop subject.

Workshops must be paid for in order to reserve your place - tickets on the shop page 

Round Zarzo Basket 

Come and learn how to make this round Zarzo basket. Traditionally this was a Spanish tray design used for straining cheese. You will learn how to lay out the willow, weave and finish off the basket with different handle wraps.

1 day course - 10am - 4pm 

Asymmetric Basket 

Spend a day making this contemporary basket suitable for foraging, egg collecting and more! You will learn how to make a base, stake up and weave up the sides of the basket. Your basket will be finished with the unique asymmetric border and a wooden handle.

1 day course - 9.30am - 4.30pm

 

Sunday 21stt April 2024 - tickets on the shop page   

Willow Sculpture - Chickens or Pheasant 

You can choose to make either a willow chicken or pheasant to adorn your house or garden.

You will be shown how to use the willow to sculpt different shapes in order to make your bird. 

 

1 day course - 10am - 4pm 

Sunday 5th November 2023 - FULL

Sunday 21st January 2024

tickets on the shop page

Willow Christmas Workshop

We will make a variety of Christmas decorations to include scandi stars, 5 pointed stars, woven  / random weave stars, mini star garlands, Christmas trees and wreaths. 

1 day course - 10am - 4pm 

Sunday 10th December 2023 - tickets on the shop page

Berry Basket 

Come and make a small simple stake and strand basket to use for collecting berries, eggs or whatever you fancy! Use various willow varieties and foraged materials to make it unique.

A perfect basket for first timers.

1 day course - 9.30am - 4.30pm

Sunday 17th March 2024

Willow in the Garden 

Come and make an obelisk for your garden. 

If there is time we can make dragonflies and flowers to decorate your garden too.

1 day course - 10am - 4pm

Spring only 

Sunday 3rd March 2024

Mini Workshops 

Fancy having a go at weaving willow but not sure if you will enjoy it? How about a mini workshop of 1 ½ hrs to try your hand at it.

 

Fat ball feeders - a great eco friendly way to feed the birds.

 

Dragonflies - an attractive addition to the garden

 

Flowers on a stick - brighten up a garden fence

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