Workshops and talks

We are out and about around Shropshire sharing our enthusiasm about what we do whether it is willow weaving workshops, giving talks and demonstrations or running private workshops for groups of friends.  During the summer months we share our love for herbs – how to grow them, use them and their benefits for wildlife and us!

We regularly update our programme  adding in new dates so if you would like to  join our email list to receive occasional updates about events please email info@morethanwillow.co.uk    please be reassured we will not share you details with any third parties and will only email you about More than Willow events and news. You can opt out at any time 

Most of the of willow used in our workshops is grown by us here in Shropshire. Each spring we plant more willow so in a few years we hope to be self sufficient.  Occasionally we run out of the right size or type of willow and then we  buy it in from reputable growers.

Workshops sizes are kept small to make sure everyone gets the support and attention they need in order to complete their project. Our aim is that everyone enjoys the act of making and goes home with a handmade item that they are proud of.

‘Thank you once more for a fantastically therapeutic couple of hours weaving willow. Truly inspiring, relaxing and sociable. Not only that but wonderful to come home with a unique and completely natural Christmas wreath! Everyone with a busy life should try it.’

   Willow Weaving Workshop Programme

Willow Wednesdays are back in October – 10th, 17th, and 24th

Join us on a Wednesday evening from 7-9pm.
Maesbrook Village Hall SY10 8QW

We’ll be using all sorts of different weaving techniques and you will be making something new every week.

10 Oct 7-9pm  Small Catalan tension tray or plate
17 Oct 7-9pm  
Introducing weaving around a frame – decorative fish or rustic plates
24 Oct 7-9pm Woven gifts or decorations – festive bunting, stars, candle rings a chance to unleash your creativity and imagination.
Cost: £10 per session
To book
email info@morethanwillow.co.uk

Christmas workshops

Sat 10 Nov Willow Christmas decorations 
morning 10.30 -12.30
afternoon 2-4 pm

Maesbrook Village Hall SY10 8QW

Why not add a natural look to your Christmas this year and make decorations out of willow, dogwood, ivy and other natural materials. Learn to weave Christmas trees, stars, reindeer and candle rings or you could make some festive bunting.
Cost £15 includes all materials, tuition, tea, coffee and biscuits
To book email info@morethanwillow.co.uk

Sat 17 Nov Willow Christmas tree stand cover or angel  10.00 -1pm
Maesbrook Village Hall SY10 8QW

Weave a circular willow cover to hide your Christmas tree stand or bucket and then next year use it in the garden to hide plastic pots of flowering bulbs or salad leaves.  If you don’t fancy making a Christmas tree stand you can use the same technique to make an angel.
Cost £25 includes all materials, tuition, tea, coffee and biscuits
To book email info@morethanwillow.co.uk

Sat 24 Nov Festive rings and wreaths 
morning 10.30 -12.30 –fully booked
afternooon  1.30-3.30
Maesbrook Village Hall SY10 8QW

It’s almost advent so time to create an advent ring or festive wreath from natural materials – willow, dogwood, ivy, hops, fir branches, bay , seed heads and much more. If you want baubles,  ribbon or sparkly bits then bring your own or you can add them later
Cost £20 includes all materials, tuition, tea, coffee and biscuits
To book email info@morethanwillow.co.uk

Sat 1 Dec  Stars, rings and Christmassy things for families 10.30-12 noon
Maesbrook Village Hall SY10 8QW

Get in the Christmas mood and have fun making  rings, trees and stars out of natural materials. Willow, dogwood, ivy, fir and other greenery will be provided.
Cost £15 for an adult and up to 2 children additional children £3  includes all materials, tuition, tea, coffee, juice and Christmas biscuits
To book email info@morethanwillow.co.uk

Click here for  directions to Maesbrook Village Hall

Further information
If you would like to be added to our email list to receive occasional updates about events or would like to arrange a workshops please email  info@morethanwillow.co.uk
You can also visit the Morethanwillow Facebook page

Want to organise a workshop for your friends or special interest group?
Just get in touch and we can talk through options – the more people who have fun weaving willow the better!