Workshops coming up

 Beginners & Improvers Basket weaving

Sunday 27th October 2019 (9.30-5)

Saturday 18th January 2020 (9.30-5)

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Beginners basket weaving

Sunday 27th October (1fully booked)

Saturday 18th January   2020(6 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

Sunday 12th January 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 (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)

willow garden structures workshop at Ashmans Farm, Kelvedon Essex

Saturday 18th April 2020 (spaces)

cost £75

next workshop TBA (or email to arrange a date)

(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.



Saturday 22nd February 2020 (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.

(£75) workshop (5 spaces)

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suitable for beginners



Pheasant Workshop

Saturday 4th April 2020

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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 (5 spaces)

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.

Suitable for beginners


Cost £65

Venue: Bocking Essex

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 Hare Sculpture Workshop




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


Cost £75

Venue: Bocking Essex

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Bird Table 

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This is a one and a half 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: TBA

Cost £150

Maximum 5 people

Braintree, Essex.

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Christmas willow Decorations


Sunday 10th November (10-3)

Thursday 14th November  (10 – 3)

Tuesday 5th November (10 – 3)

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.



Sunday 10th November (fully booked)

Thursday November 14th (fully booked)

Tuesday November 5th (4 spaces)

Cost £45

Venue: Bocking

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Reindeer Workshop

Tuesday October 22nd (9.30 – 4.30) 


Date: Tuesday October 22nd 2019 (fully booked)

9.30-4.30 pm

Cost: £70

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High Roding, Essex.



Christmas Door Wreath and Swag


Sunday November 17th 2019 (10 – 4 pm)

Sunday 8th December 2019 (10 – 4 pm)

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Traditional Christmas door 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.

Date: Sunday November 17th (spaces)

Sunday December 8th (spaces)

Cost £65

Venue: High Roding WI Hall

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Boat Basket


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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.

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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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