Workshops coming up

Beginners & Improvers Basket weaving

Friday 9th September 2022 (9.15-5pm)

Friday 30th September 2022 (9.15-5pm)


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beginners baskets weaving, willow,essex

basket weaving

Friday 9th September 2022(9.15-5 pm)(fully booked)

Friday 30th September 2022 (9.15-5pm) (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 £75

suitable for beginners

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Zarzo Basket


 zarzo basket, weaving, basket, willow


Cost £70

Venue: Bocking

This lovely strong basket is quite simple design and very strong for shopping etc,

good workshop for beginners.


Oval Basket



oval basket, tension base, basket weaving,

This is a lovely strong practical basket, made with a tension base , being made over two days.

Students must have some basket weaving experience.

Cost £160 for two days

Making Willow Dragonfly’s

Thursday 22nd September 2022 (10-3.30)

Saturday October 22nd 2022 (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.

Thursday 22nd September 2022 (2 spaces)

Saturday October 22nd 2022 (4 spaces)

Cost £70

Bocking, Essex

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dragonfly, willow, weaving, Essex, Chelmsford, Braintree, Suffolk, _________________________________________________________________________

Making Willow Garden Structures

Sunday 21st August 2022

(willow garden structures workshop at Ashmans Farm, Kelvedon Essex

Sunday 21st August 2022 (3 spaces)


cost £80

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 we will be making some hanging items for the garden.

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


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

Large Woven Heart


Cost £85

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suitable for beginners

Limited to 5 people




Peony /Herbaceous Support

book to come on a garden structures workshop for this item, but let me know that this is what you would like to make.

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 controlling your willow.

cost £85

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suitable for beginners


Large Sunflower And Bird feeder

Saturday September 3rd 10-3pm


Saturday September 3rd (4 spaces)

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 £70

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suitable for beginners



TBA 2023

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.


cost : £85

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suitable for beginners


Pheasant Workshop

Saturday 27th August 2022

Sunday 20th November 2022 (10-4)

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 27th August 2022 (3 spaces)

Sunday 20th November 2022 (fully booked)

please contact me for more dates or private workshop

Cost £85

Bocking, Essex

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

Would suit all levels

willow pheasant, weaving. Essex weaver, Suffolk weaver, willow artist,


Deer workshop


pic to follow

Suitable for beginners, random weave sculpture,metal base, good subject for your creative hands.

some weaveing experience would be helpful but not essential.

Cost £190 including all materials

Wednesday and Thursday 25th & 26th May 2022 10 – 4pm (4 spaces)



 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 £85

Venue: Bocking Essex

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 Hare Sculpture Workshop

TBA (2 days workshop)

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

Cost £140

Venue: Bocking Essex

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_Limited to 5 people__


Frame basket 


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!

Cost: £75

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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 

May 19th & 20th 2022 

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

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

date: May 19th & 20th (2 spaces)

Cost £150

Maximum 5 people

Braintree, Essex.

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Christmas willow Decorations 

 Friday 25th November 2022

Saturday 26th November 2022

Friday 16th December 2022

 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.

Private groups welcome to book a new date .

Friday 25th November 2022 (5 spaces)

Saturday 26th Novenber 2022(5 spaces)

Friday 16th December 2022 (4 spaces)

Cost £70

Venue: Bocking

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Christmas Door Wreath and Swag 2021

Saturday 3rd December 10-1 pm

Saturday 3rd December 1.30 – 4.30pm

Sunday 4th December 10-1pm

Sunday 4th December 1.30-4.30pm

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

Christmas wreath

Saturday 3rd December 10-1 pm (8 spaces)

Saturday 3rd December 1.30 – 4.30pm (10 spaces)

Sunday 4th December 10-1pm (5 spaces)

Sunday 4th December 1.30-4.30pm (7 spaces)

Back by popular demand. This is a very popular workshop so I am running it differently this year. We will make a traditional door wreath on  willow base , the workshop is run in two sessions , if you want to stay all day and make a swag in the afternoon then the cost is less.

Workshops are eld at the WI Hall at high Roding.

 Cost  for half day£45

Cost for full day  £80


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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, Norfolk Creative Arts, Watershed Studio, Create 98 and private gardens.



Please note that as from 2022 the terms and conditions of the workshops will be. Students can email me to book , full payment will be required via bank transfer . Once full payment or deposit has been made no refunds are given, however you can transfer your place to another person for the same workshop. If you book your place and do not arrive no refund will be made.

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

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