Workshops coming up

Beginners & Improvers Basket weaving

Saturday 15th Sept 2018 (9.30 – 5)

Saturday 22nd Sept 2018 (9.30 – 5)

Sunday 21st October 2018 (9.30-5)

Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019.   (9.30 – 5)

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Beginners basket weaving

Saturday 15th September 2018  (fully booked)

Saturday 22nd September 2018 (fully booked)

Sunday 21st October 2018 (fully booked)

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 (4 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 £55

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Making Willow Dragonfly’s

Sunday 23rd Sept.  (10 – 3.30)

Saturday 27th Oct (10 – 3.30)

2019 TBA

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 : Sunday 23rd September (Fully booked)

date : Saturday 27th October (2 spaces)

2019 TBA

Cost £45 

Bocking, Essex

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Limited to 5 people


Making Willow Garden Structures

 Sunday 16th Sept 2018. (10 – 3.30)

Saturday November 3rd (10 – 3.30)

willow garden structures workshop at Ashmans Farm, Kelvedon Essex

Sunday 16th   September (2 spaces)

Saturday November 3rd (fully booked)

(Scroll down for half day workshop)

Cost £65

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 piece of fencing that 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

Friday 14th September 2018


(£45) 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.


Pheasant Sculpture workshop

2019 TBA

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Willow Pheasants

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

date: TBA 2019

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


 Willow Sun Flower

2019 TBA


This sunflower can be designed differently there are lots of different ways it can evolve from fairly flat like this to a more 3 D flower including stamens and calyx with pointed or round petals to give it a more personal touch

Date: TBA 2019

Cost £45

Venue: Bocking Essex

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Willow Ball Workshop

Saturday October 6th 2018  (10 – 4)



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.

Saturday 6th October  (fully booked)

Cost £55

Venue: Bocking Essex

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Christmas Door Wreath and Swag

Tuesday November 27th (10 – 4 pm)

Sunday 9th December 

(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

Sunday December 9th

Cost £65

Venue: High Roding WI Hall

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Bird Table 


(10 – 3.30)

( This is a 2 Day workshop)

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Bird table with roof

This is a two 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 2019

Cost £150

Maximum 5 people

Braintree, Essex.

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 Frame 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.

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, Old Bank Studio in Harwich, FSC Flatford Mill and Norfolk Creative Arts.








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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