Workshops coming up

OPEN STUDIOS FROM THURSDAY 27th JUNE TO SUNDAY 30th (in collaboration with the Dunmow Art Group)

 

Beginners & Improvers Basket weaving

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Saturday 4th May 2024 (9.30-5)

Sunday 9th June 2024 (9.30-5)

Friday 20th September 2024 (9.30-5)

Berry basket

This is a lovely achievable basket in a day where you will learn a simple round base

and an English rand, a wale and a simple trac border.

Sunday 9th June 2024 (9.30-5) (fully booked)

Friday 20th September 2024 (9.30-5)  (4 spaces)

Bocking Essex

Please contact for more dates

Would suit all levels

Course fee £100

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Asymetrical basket

TBA

 

TBA

Bocking Essex

This is a great wine basket or something special to carry your hand tools in when gardening!

Suitable for beginners.

Please contact for more dates

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 £100

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Larger Basket with Incorporated Handles

Friday 13th September 2024 9.30-5pm

Saturday 5th October 2024 9.30-5pm

willow weaving, Essex, Deb Hart, Beginners baskets, bird house,

Friday 13th September 2024 9.30-5  (1 spaces)

Saturday 5th October 9.30-5pm (1 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 .

Bocking Essex

cost per person £100

suitable for beginners

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Random Weave Egg basket

TBA 

willow weaving, random, begginers

TBA

Cost £110

Suitable for beginners, nice sturdy basket, suitable for colecting eggs.

 

Zarzo Basket

TBA

zarzo basket, strong basket, tension base, essex weaver

TBA

Cost £110

This is an excellent absalute beginners basket

Venue: Bocking

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

but excellent workshop for beginner

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Making Willow Dragonfly’s

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. 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.

TBA

Cost £105

Bocking, Essex

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 Making Willow Garden Structures

  Saturday 28th Septmber (10-3.30)

 

(willow garden structures workshop at Ashmans Farm, Kelvedon Essex

Saturday 28th September 2024 10-3.30 (3 spaces)

cost £110

suitable for beginners

Bocking, Essex

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please contact me for more dates or private workshop

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 thing else for the garden such as swallows, snails or Catalonian tension platters

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.

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Bee Skep

June 16th 2024 (10-4)

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willow Bee Skep

June 16th 2024 10-4  (fully booked)

These are lovely for encouraging bees into your garden, we weave an entrance at the base there is a cross section at the top inside so they have something to attach their comb to, or you can weave it without the entrance to catch swarms.

cost £110 including materials

Would suit all levels

t workshop for beginner

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Large Random Weave Heart

Saturday August 31st  2024 (10-4)

willow heart,random weave, Essex weaver, Braintree, Deb Hart,
Large Woven Heart

These are quite large so need a big space to position them as a focal point either in your house or garden.

Saturday August 31st 2024 10-4pm  (4 spaces)

Cost £130

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suitable for beginners

 Bocking Essex

 

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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 £110

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suitable for beginners

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Large Sunflower And Bird feeder

Monday 10th June 2024

 

                                                willow bird feeders, essex weaver

Monday 10th June 2024 (2 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 £95

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suitable for beginners

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Fencing 

TBA

Learn the technique of weaving t0 make a piece of woven fence panel in the morning and in the afternoon you will make a

fedge (living fence or Harlequin tree) to take home and grow.

harlequin,tree, living willow, fedge, essex weaver

TBA

(when booking this course I will need to know what your choice of item is for the afternoon session.)

cost : £125

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suitable for beginners

Bocking Essex

 

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Pheasant Workshop

TBA

willow pheasant, Braintree, Essex, weaving
Willow Pheasants

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

TBA

please contact me for more dates or private workshop 

Cost £100

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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Heron Workshop 2024

Sunday September 15th 1-4

willow heron, essex, weaving

Sunday September 15th 10-4  (fully booked)

cost £110 including materials

Would suit all levels

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Deer workshop 2023

TBA 2024

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

some weaveing experience would be helpful but not essential.

TBA

Cost £270

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 Willow Wren Ball  / Poppy Head Workshop

TBA

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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

TBA

Cost £110

Venue: Bocking Essex

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 Hare Sculpture Workshop 

  23rd & 24th May 2024

  3rd & 4th October 2024

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

suitable for beginners. This is a 2 day  workshop so please contact me for details, happy to do private workshop for this.

23rd &24th May 2024 10-3.30 (fully booked)

3rd & 4th October 2024 10 -3.30 (5 spaces)

Cost £155

Venue: Bocking Essex

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_Limited to 5 people__

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Christmas weaving workshops 2024

TBA

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Frame basket 

TBA

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: £95

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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.

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Bird Table 

TBA 2024

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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.

TBA

Cost £170

Maximum 5 people

Braintree, Essex.

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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.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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