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Willow Crafts

Willow weaving is a mindful, relaxing craft that can be used to not only make practical pieces but to create beautiful sculptures large and small. We offer a selection of morning and afternoon workshops located at various locations throughout the year including:

  • Birtley Woodland Art Space, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey
  • Priory Farm Estate, South Nutfield, Surrey
  • Sussex Prairies, nr Henfield, West Sussex
  • Flitton’s Nursery, Wallington, Surrey
  • Private Woodlands, Smallfield, Horley, Surrey

Our workshop experiences are suited for adults, teenagers, families and groups. We also run courses to suit private groups, corporate team building events, horticultural societies, scouts and guiding groups, private parties, summer schools and children who are homeschooled. The selection of crafts we offer will vary throughout the year depending on the season. We can run morning, afternoon or full-day workshops and regular courses, we also arrange private evening events at a location to suit. For more information and to discuss your requirements contact Lorraine.

 

Willow Butterfly Sculpture

Spend the day with Lorraine and weave and sculpt a beautiful Willow Butterfly. You will learn how to make the different components of the Butterfly in a design of your choice and bring everything together to create an art piece to display in your home or garden. Learn more …

 

 

Willow In The Woods

New for 2021 this half-day or full-day workshop will give you the opportunity to make a selection of Willow crafts e.g. Willow Butterfly, Dragonfly, Flower and Willow Sphere (ball). It’s great to be able to get out into the woods and enjoy meeting like-minded people. Release your inner creativity whilst being inspired by surrounding flora and fauna. Learn more …

 

 

Spring Willow Workshops

Join Lorraine for a half-day or full-day, outdoor Spring Willow Craft Workshop and make a selection of crafts to take away!  You will have the choice of making a selection of the following:  Willow Platter (tension tray); Small Flower Basket; Spring Wreath; Bird Feeder and/or Mini Obelisk! Learn more …

 


 

Living Willow Harlequin Tree

Living Willow Harlequin Trees – The harlequin pattern is woven using living Willow directly into a pot to create a beautiful Willow tree to stand out on your doorstep, patio, balcony or wherever you choose. Learn more …

 

 


 

Botanical & Willow Workshop

It’s time to unwind in a mindful and creative botanical workshop with a twist! We combine natural materials with carefully selected plants to produce beautiful planters and art pieces for you to enjoy or gift to others! Working together, Lorraine and Renée will bring you two choices of workshops.  Willow Planters & Botanical Dreams! Learn more …

 


 

Willow Heart Workshop

Experience this mindful, relaxing Willow Weaving workshop and weave a Willow Heart, perfect for hanging from a tree, on an outside wall,  or for enjoying as an art piece in your home! Learn more …

 

 


Willow Dragonfly Workshop

In this mindful workshop, you will spend time learning how to weave a Dragonfly from Willow. The Dragonfly will be a delightful talking point for any visitor to your garden! Learn more …

 

 


Willow Flowers Workshop

Experience the art of Willow Weaving and create Willow Flowers, heirlooms to be treasured. You will make a large flower using the traditional weaving technique also used to form the base of a basket! Learn more …

 

 


Willow Tension Tray (platter)

Suitable for all ages this Willow Tension tray can be made from a selection of different Willow or foraged materials to create a beautiful tray or platter, perfect for serving bread, fruit or hanging on the wall as an art piece. Learn more … See Spring Willow Workshop.

 


Willow Bird Feeder Workshop

Learn how to weave a Bird Feeder for your garden using a wooden, tabletop jig. Add upright support or a handle and a few fat balls, place in your garden and experience the joy of feeding the birds! Learn more …

 

 


Willow Fish Workshop

Create one large fish or a shoal of small fishes! This is a mindful and relaxing workshop as when working with Willow you can lose yourself to the task of creating your little (or large) heirloom. Learn more …

 

 


 

Dream Catcher Workshop

Join us to make a Willow Dream Catcher, this craft originates in the Native American Indian Ojibwe culture, used as a protective charm for infants. Create a natural look or add colour and your own unique style. Great for groups and parties for all ages too! Learn more …


 

  We have a selection of Willow Workshops for Christmas for you to choose from. Weave a  Willow Angel, Christmas Tree, Willow Heart or make Traditional & Modern Wreaths or adorn your table with a beautiful table centrepiece made from natural materials. Learn more …  

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