Christmas Wreath Extravaganza
Natural Wreath & Table Centrepiece
Hearts, Stars & Angels
Willow Christmas Tree
Natural Chandelier Wreath
Traditional Swedish Star
We have a wide selection of Christmas workshops for you to enjoy to enjoy this coming winter, take a look at some of the options available.
Decorations and lights are not included in the workshop although may be available to purchase separately on the day. Fairy lights can also be bought as an add on when purchasing your tickets.
For some workshops you may also be able to purchase a Willow Kit ads-on in advance to make a second craft on your return home.
• All materials (not including lights and decorations)• Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate• Mulled Wine & Mince Pies (November and December only)
Join Lorraine for a festive Willow workshop to include music, mulled wine and mince pies! Bring some rustic charm to your garden and home in time for Christmas.
In this workshop, you will learn to weave two natural and traditional Swedish Stars using Willow in contrasting colours to be combined together to make an attractive Christmas decoration.
The workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers only. You will be able to work independently or in pairs.
What shall I bring with me?
Please bring your own pair of sharp secateurs and a water bottle.
Your own foldable chair (we have some chairs but yours may be more comfortable)
This is an outdoor workshop, please dress according to the weather. We do have a large deck and shelter in the event of a shower.
Join our Friday evening workshop or come along for either the morning and/or afternoon Saturday workshop and make a unique wreath to take home or gift to a loved one!
Lorraine and Renée have come together to offer you a choice of two very different styles of a wreath making using either a Coppiced Hazel Base Wreath or a Mossed Wire Base Wreath, the choice is yours! You will have a wide selection of materials to choose from to decorate your wreath based once amde and will be shown different techniques to achieve your very own unique design.
The workshop is suitable for adults and children (if accompanied by an adult). You will be able to work independently or in pairs.
Please note, we can provide a ready-made Hazel and/or Willow Wreath base to decorate for those who may find it too difficult to make themselves.
What should I bring?
We recommend you bring a pair of secateurs and gloves. You may also bring your own Christmas ornaments to add to your wreath if desirable,
£45.00 per person
Join us for Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Christmas Cheer …
Our woodland art space is nestled within the woodland beyond the lake on the Birtley Estate in Bramley, a beautiful Surrey Hills location, so picturesque with its lakes and gardens and woodland walks and not surprisingly it is classified as an “AONB” an area of outstanding natural beauty!Natural Wreath & Table Centrepiece Workshop
The workshop is suitable for Adults, Teenagers and supervised children. You will be able to work independently or in pairs.
£50 per adult
What should I wear?
We recommend you wear comfortable, outdoor clothing and footwear.
> Birtley Woodland Art Space: Workshops at this location are outdoors so please dress accordingly. We do have a large outdoor deck and shelter in the event of a shower.
Join Lorraine for a festive Willow workshop to include music mulled wine and mince pies! Bring some rustic charm to your garden and home in time for Christmas.
This is a great workshop to catch up with family and friends too and rest assured we run a COVID 19 secure business (see further information below).
In this morning workshop you will learn to weave a Willow Angel sculpture in the design of your choosing.
In this afternoon workshop you can weave a 3D Willow Heart.
Both are perfect decorations to hang in your home or outside all year round or make as a gift for a loved one!
The Angel here has been made using Buff Willow which has had the bark removed before drying, the Willow is then soaked for around 1.5 hrs prior to use and left for 24hrs to mellow. The Heart can be made from either buff or brown willow. Brown willow still has its bark and has been re-hydrated before use for 24hrs hours for every foot in length!
If you finish making your Willow Angel or Heart early you can also make a small Star or mini Christmas Tree!
£45 per adult / £35 per teenager
Weave your very own Christmas Tree from Willow ready to take home and decorate.
We make our Willow Christmas Trees by supporting the upright Willow rods in a jig and then using Willow withies to weave the tree. We start in a similar way to making a garden obelisk using a tabletop jig, the weave is then changed and we end up with a beautiful, full-looking Christmas tree. There are different weaves that can be used to create your own design, every tree is unique!
£50 per person
The workshop is suitable for adults and children (if accompanied by a paying adult). You will be able to work independently or in pairs.
Spend time with Lorraine and Make a beautiful Chandelier Wreath using natural materials coppiced as part of a local woodland management programme.
We will use long rods of Hazel to form the wreath base then intertwine with Curly Willow and Birch. You can add pine cones too and finish off with some sparkling lights. Once completed the chandelier is then supported by a specially covered strong wire ready for hanging!
£45 per person
This workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers. Children aged 8 years and upwards will need to be supervised at all times and assisted by a parent or guardian.