Workshops coming up


I have started teaching again, if your workshop was cancelled or is about to take place and I haven’t already contacted you please get in touch. The areas you will be learning in have been adjusted to bring them up to government requirements for health and safety. All workshops will be in the garden, under cover if necessary but there is lots of space to spread out.

See you soon 

Beginners & Improvers Basket weaving

Thursday 17th September 2020 9.30 -5pm

Sunday 4th October (9.30-5)

Oval Basket with Tension Base Sunday 18th & Monday 19th Oct

(2 day workshop) 

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beginners baskets weaving, willow,essex

Beginners basket weaving

Thursday 17th September (9.30-5) (fully booked)

Sunday 4th October (9.30-5)  (fully booked)

if you have already made a beginners basket then you could come and learn French Randing, if you’ve done this already then perhaps some zigzag weaving .

cost per person £65

suitable for beginners

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 Oval basket with a tension base Sunday 18th Oct  Monday 19th Oct

(some experience required for this workshop)  (4 spaces)



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__Limited to 5 people___________________________________________

Making Willow Dragonfly’s

Tuesday September 8th (10-3.30)

Wednesday 9th September (10.30-3.30)

Willow Dragonfly workshops in Essex

Learn this lovely corn dolly weave to create your very own dragonfly for the garden. just a note for people with limited strength in their hands may find this a bit tricky. you will start with 2 bird feeders to learn the technique then make your first dragonfly before lunch followed by a second to make sure you remember how to do it.

Wednesday 12th August 2020 (10-3.30) (fully booked)

Tuesday 8th September (1 space)

Wednesday 9th September (2 spaces)

please contact me for more dates

Cost £55

Bocking, Essex

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Limited to 5 people

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Making Willow Garden Structures

Saturday 31st October (10-4)

Saturday 21st November (10-4)


willow garden structures workshop at Ashmans Farm, Kelvedon Essex

Saturday 31st October (10-4)(spaces)

Saturday 21st November (10-4)(spaces)

cost £75

please contact me for more dates or private workshop

(Scroll down for half day workshop)


Bocking, Essex

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Suitable for beginners

We start with an obelisk in the morning which you will create and realise how enjoyable weaving can be and how easy it is to create something that looks so professional.

After lunch there will be a selection of items you can create from a pot cover to a heart, serving tension tray or flat climbing frame, which will give you the confidence to create a larger project at home.

If you have been on one of my courses before and want to make something else call me for a chat and we can discuss your project.

willow obelisk woven with bamboo uprights. weave in Essex.

willow obelisk woven with bamboo uprights.


Woven Heart

Wednesday 14th October 2020 (10- 5)

willow heart,random weave, Essex weaver, Braintree, Deb Hart,

Large Woven Heart

Wednesday 14th October 2020 10-5 (4 spaces)

Cost £75

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suitable for beginners

Limited to 5 people


Peony /Herbaceous Support

Saturday September 19th 2020

Herbaceous supports, peony supports, garden,weaving willow,plant support,christmas presants,gifts

A really lovely structure to add to your garden, but also an excellent lesson in control

Saturday 19th September 2020  10 – 3.30  (fully booked)

cost £65

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suitable for beginners


Large Sunflower



Come and learn how to make a spectacular sunflower in willow. you can alter the design to your own taste,

and make them completely them 3D.


cost £50

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suitable for beginners



Saturday March 27th 2021

Learn the technique of weaving t0 make a piece of woven fence in the morning and in the afternoon you will make a fedge to take home and plant your own piece of living willow fence.

Saturday March 27th (3 spaces)

cost : £75

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suitable for beginners



Pheasant Workshop


willow pheasant, Braintree, Essex, weaving

Willow Pheasants

I will teach you bird bases in English willow which can be built up and manipulated into your interpretation of a pheasant or another bird.


please contact me for more dates or private workshop

Cost £70

Bocking, Essex

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Limited to 6 people come and create a wonderful pheasant for your garden.

Would suit all levels

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 Willow Wren Ball  / Poppy Head Workshop



Willow balls are a fabulous overnight stop for wrens to sleep in. They will require some patience but look lovely hanging from a tree or bush. Approx size 18 inches. learning to random weave is an excellent way to start sculpture weaving from people to animals.

Suitable for beginners


Cost £65

Venue: Bocking Essex

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 Hare Sculpture Workshop

Saturday 26th September (9.30 – 5.30)

Tuesday September 29th 9.30-5.30)



This will be a moon gazing hare, making a bird base structure then a random weave to infill. Better if you have woven before.

Saturday 26th September (.30 – (4.30) (fully booked)

Tuesday September 29th (9.30-5.30) (4 spaces)


please contact me for more dates or private workshop

Cost £75

Venue: Bocking Essex

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_Limited to 5 people_______________________________________________________

Boat Basket

Tuesday 15th September 2020 10-3pm

frame willow basket, beginners weaving, willow weaving for beginners and improviser's, debhartwillow, debhartwillowworks.

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Great basket for French bread or displaying fruit!

Tuesday 15th September 10- 3.30pm (5 spaces)

Cost: £55

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Bocking, Essex.

This handy little basket is lovely to construct and is great for absolute beginners. It can constructed with various materials such as other plant material, string, raffia, rush and anything else  you want to incorporate which makes it very personal to you.

please feel free to call me for a chat if you would like to discuss this.


Bird Table 

June 2021

willow bird table, Essex weaver, RSPB, feeding the birds. bird table

This is a 2 day workshop to weave this lovely bird table, some previous weaving would be beneficial. The base is now wooden to increase the hygiene of the table for the birds.

date: June 2020

Cost £150

Maximum 5 people

Braintree, Essex.

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Christmas willow Decorations


Saturday 14th November (10 – 4)

We will be making a range of items Angels, small reindeer, treat baskets, wreath bases, and stars.  you will learn some nice weaves and spend a relaxing day being creative.


Date: Saturday 14th November (6 spaces)

Cost £55

Venue: Bocking

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Christmas Door Wreath and Swag

Christmas wreath, xmas, willow, moss, High Roding,WI,Essex,Deb Hart

Christmas wreath

Back by popular demand. This is a very popular workshop so I am running it twice this year. We will make a traditional door wreath in the morning with either a mossed or willow base followed by a swag in the afternoon, more pics to follow.

Sunday November 22nd 10-4

(2 spaces)

Saturday 12th December 10-4

(4 spaces)

Cost £75

Venue: Bcking

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Gift Voucherscontact me if you’d like to buy a gift voucher for a course – makes a lovely (and environmentally friendly) present for a friend or relative.

Private Workshops – I’m happy to run a private course or workshop in your own garden for yourself and your friends – please contact me to discuss.

I do teach workshops at other establishments such as RHS Hyde Hall, Beth Chatto Gardens, , FSC Flatford Mill and Norfolk Creative Arts.

and private gardens.








Venue: The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2BB.  Directions

Venue: WI Hall, High Roding, Essex, CM6 1NW.  Map

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