Foraging for Christmas crafts!

As I look through my window the wind is blowing through the trees and the autumn leaves dance in the air as they fall to the ground. I love the colours of Autumn and take every opportunity to get out in the fresh air to walk my dogs and to coppice Hazel and Willow for our crafts. As I walk out my front door it is only a short walk before I am surrounded by fields and trees in this wonderful area of outstanding natural beauty, the Surrey Hills!


As the weather begins to turn cold and we look to our winter wardrobe thoughts of foraging for materials for my Christmas Wreaths and Table Centrepieces come to mind. I have called out for volunteers to help with some coppicing and have had a great response so far. It’s not too late if you wish to express your interest as this activity will be repeated each month until March next year. See here for more information: Willow Harvesting for Volunteers

I have also published several Christmas workshops recently and may add more to suit demand. We have various choices from weaving a Willow Angel or Heart to making a tabletop Willow Christmas Tree or as mentioned above a beautiful door wreath or Table Centrepiece.

If you would like to bring some botanical charm to your home (or someone else’s home) then you will be pleased to learn that Renée Canter (aka The Girl who Gardens) will be joining me in the Lambing Barn at Priory Farm delivering her Christmas Gift Terrarium Workshop on Sunday 17th November.

Our Christmas workshops are held at Lloyd Hall, Outwood and the Lambing Barn, Priory Farm Estate. Both facilities have all modern conveniences including heating.

The obligatory Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will be included whilst listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album! For our workshop, on 7th December you also have the option to join us for lunch at the Bell in Outwood!



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