Given the Prime Ministers announcement yesterday evening, we have no choice other than to postpone all workshops planned up until the end of May at this time. We do still wish to learn which workshops are of interest to you, your friends and family, you can let us know by joining a WAITLIST, to be notified once workshops resume!
Below is a link to our Experience Box Office listing all our previously planned events. Please select which event is of interest and add your email address to the waitlist. Ignore the dates on the list, we will contact you once things get back to normal to let you know when the next date for your workshop of choice becomes available:
Our little business has come to a halt at this time like so many others. We had hoped that private events would keep us going but that can no longer happen.
We do not know what the future brings but thankfully, as a business we do not yet have any major overheads such as the cost of a permanent business premise! We tend to rent most of our locations on an ad hoc basis or have a ‘quit pro quo’ arrangement in place, therefore, we hope to be able to pick things up again quite quickly once the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is no longer with us.
In the meantime, Paul will return to his seasonal gardening job at The Titsey Estate in Oxted (at least we hope this can happen now) and I will make Willow crafts and Woodcraft in my garden. I will also have the opportunity to create living Willow structures too and look forward to sharing posts of my creations with you here. Once restrictions for travel have lifted I hope to offer free local delivery of items such as Obelisk, Cloche and Harlequin Trees made to order as well as many other items and plants, watch this space for further updates!
You can make contact here or call me, Lorraine on 07446837492
We wish you all well during these difficult times and can’t thank our customers, friends and family enough for the continuous support you have provided.
Lorraine & Paul
If you pick up a copy of January’s Surrey Life magazine you will see Paul and our business featured prominently in an article written by author #ClaireSaul. The article focuses on the Heritage Crafts Association’s “Red List’, of endangered crafts such as Wattle Hurdle Making. We have made this craft viable in our business by offering popular training courses between October and March, passing on the skill to others. I (Lorraine) will also deliver courses to make mini-wattle hurdles this year used for garden border edging, I replace Hazel predominantly used by Paul with Willow that I harvest locally.
If you would like to join our next Wattle Hurdle Making & Coppicing Training Course on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February you will need to be quick as we only have two places remaining: See here for more information and to book.
The cover photo of the article as also featured above was taken by a young fellow Surrey Hills Enterprise member #lukewhatleybigg Luke also created our promotional film at Hill House Farm back in January 2019, see here: https://youtu.be/g8AfWFwii-c
The second photo used in the article was taken by Beckie Wingrove another fellow #surreyhillsenterprisesgroup member. This is a favourite of mine, the photo was taken during a workshop held in collaboration with The Salt Box last year.
Collaboration and supporting each other’s businesses are very important to Surrey Hills Enterprises and it’s members and I look forward to telling you more about further collaborations for 2020 very soon!