Workshops coming up

 Beginners & Improvers Basket weaving

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 ( 9.30 – 5)

Tuesday 25th June (9.30 – 5)

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Beginners basket weaving

Tuesday 14th May (Fully booked)

Tuesday 25th June (5 spaces)


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

Tuesday 28th May 2019 (10 – 3.30)

Friday 28th June 2019 (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.

date :  Tuesday 28th May 2019 (fully booked)

            Friday 28th June   2019 (fully booked)

Cost £55

Bocking, Essex

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Limited to 6 people

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Making Willow Garden Structures

Friday 14th June (10 – 3.30)

Saturday 22nd June  (10 – 3.30) (near Dunmow Essex)

willow garden structures workshop at Ashmans Farm, Kelvedon Essex

Saturday 11th May (Fully booked)

Friday 14th June (Fully booked)

Saturday 22nd June (at The gardens of Easton Lodge) near Dunmow contact (£65)

 Bookings via Eventbrite:

(Scroll down for half day workshop)


Bocking, Essex

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Limited to 10 people

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

Saturday 27th April 

(1 space)

(£50) 1/2 day workshop 

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This will be a workshop just to make an obelisk.

Suitable for mums that need to pick the kids up at 3.


Peony support workshop

Saturday 18th May 2019 at Norfolk Creative Arts


peony supports

We will create a lovely herbaceous / peony support for your garden, after lunch if you have finished

you can make a serving platter for all those barbecue’s.

Saturday  19th May (spaces)

Cost £85 including a fab lunch

Norfolk creative Arts PE32 1EG

Contact : or call 01485 240420

please book directly on the website



 Pheasant Sculpture workshop

Saturday 15th June

Saturday 29th June 2019

Tuesday 16th July

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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 15th |June 2019 (fully booked) 

Tuesday 16th July (4 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

Saturday 29th June at the Pheasant in Gestingthorpe (Includes a light lunch) book directly with the Pheasant 01787 465010

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 Willow Ball 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.

Some students on this course will be making dragonfly’s and sunflowers, suitable for someone with a little weaving experience. please state on booking form.

If you would like to book this course contact me and I will arrange a date with you

Cost £65

Venue: Bocking Essex

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Weaving Using Juncus with Clair Murphy

Friday 21st June (10-5)

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Clair is coming all the way from Wales for this lovely workshop,  we will start with a brush, which can include the Burkina weave and then make one or two other items. There is Juncus growing wild in Essex so once you have learned the skill you can practice to your hearts content.

date: 21st June (10 – 5) (spaces)

Cost £48

Bocking, Essex.

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Bird Table 

June 8th & 9th 2019

(10 – 3.30)

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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: 8th & 9th June (3 spaces )

Cost £150

Maximum 5 people

Braintree, Essex.

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Christmas willow Decorations

Thursday 14th 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.


Date: Thursday November 14th (spaces)

Cost £45

Venue: Bocking

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Reindeer Workshop

Tuesday October 22nd (9.30 – 4.30)


Date: Tuesday October 22nd 2019

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 and 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: Tuesday November 27th (spaces)

Sunday December 9th (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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