Workshops coming up

I will be starting workshops up from the 1st July so if your workshop was cancelled or is about to take place I will be contacting you in the following week, I am in the process of making the areas you will be learning in up to government requirements for health and safety. If you don’t hear from me by the end of this week please do email me,

See you soon 



 Beginners & Improvers Basket weaving

Saturday 7th March 2020 (9.30-5)

Sunday 8th March 2020 (9.30 – 5)

Sunday 7th June 2020 (9.30-5)


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beginners baskets weaving, willow,essex

Beginners basket weaving

Saturday 7th March  (fully booked)

Sunday 8th March 2020 (fully booked)

Sunday 7th June (2 spaces)

suitable for beginners 

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

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Making Willow Dragonfly’s

Saturday29th February 2020 (10-3.30)

Tuesday 10th March 2020 (10 – 3.30)

Sunday 14th June 2020 (10-3.30)

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.

Sunday 12th Janury 2020 (fully booked)

Saturday 29th February (fully booked)

Tuesday 10th March (fully booked)

Sunday 14th June 2020 (10-3.30) (3 spaces)

please contact me for more dates

Cost £55

Bocking, Essex

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Limited to 6 people

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Making Willow Garden Structures

Saturday 18th April 2020 (10 – 3.30)

Sunday 21st June (10-3.30)

willow garden structures workshop at Ashmans Farm, Kelvedon Essex

Saturday 18th April 2020 (fully booked)

Sunday 21st June 2020 (9 spaces)

cost £75

please contact me for more dates or private workshop

(Scroll down for half day workshop)


Bocking, Essex

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Limited to 10 people

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.

Half Day Workshop


 1/2 day workshop (spaces)

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This will be a workshop just to make an obelisk.


Woven Heart

Saturday June 6th (10- 3.30)

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Large Woven Heart

Saturday 6th June 2020 (6 spaces)

Cost £75

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suitable for beginners


Sunday 1st March (10-3.30)

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.

Sunday 1st March (6 spaces)

cost : £75

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suitable for beginners



Pheasant Workshop

Saturday 4th April 2020

Saturday 28th June 2020

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

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.

Saturday 4th April (fully booked)

Saturday 28th June (spaces)

Wednesday 3rd June (4 spaces)

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

May 2020



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.

Suitable for beginners

May 2020

Cost £65

Venue: Bocking Essex

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 Hare Sculpture Workshop

Wednesday 29th April 2020 (9-5) 2020

Friday15th May (9-5) 2020



This will be a moon gazing hare, making a bird base structure then a random weave to infill.

Wednesday 29th April 2020 (fully booked)

Friday 15th May 2020 (fully booke)

please contact me for more dates or private workshop

Cost £75

Venue: Bocking Essex

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Bird Table 

June 2020

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



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.





Cost £45

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. If you would prefer to make willow Christmas decorations instead of a swag please give me a weeks notice so that I can prepare the materials.


Cost £65

Venue: High Roding WI Hall

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Boat Basket


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

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10- 3.30pm

Cost: £45

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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.

I have some mixed materials but please feel free to bring some of your personal items.

frame basket


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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