Workshops

It’s great to be back offering willow weaving workshops!
This year there are lots of different themes – some new and some familiar but all fun and creative.
I grow most of the willow that we will be using and sometimes we will be using other natural materials to give texture and interest to our creations.

Workshop sizes are small to make sure everyone gets the support and attention they need in order to complete their project and to ensure that we work in a safe and COIVD secure manner. All workshops will be held int Maesbrook Village Hall SY10 8QW

To book or find out more about any of the workshops email info@morethanwillow.co.uk

Catalan Tension Tray Fri 11 March 10.00 -12.30pm £30


Based on the Catalan technique for making basket bases – stiff rods are woven over a frame and ribs to create a firm tray or trivet. Depending on size they can make beautiful fruit or bread platters or a coaster for your favourite mug or teapot and when not being used you can hang them on the wall.ons!

To book email info@morethanwillow.co.uk

Fun with green willow – how to grow, harvest and use willow £25
Friday 11 March 2.00- 4.00pm

It’s willow harvest time. This workshop will include an introduction on how to grow, harvest and use willow. Different colours of freshly cut (green) willow will be available and you can let your creativity run riot making random weave spheres, hearts and other shapes to decorate your home and garden.

To book email info@morethanwillow.co.uk

Willow obelisks and plant supports £40 per session
Fri 8 April 9.30-1pm – fully booked Fri 8 April 2-5.30pm – fully booked
Sat 23 April 9.30-1pm – fully booked Sat 23 April 2-5.30pm – fully booked

Learn how to weave plant supports and obelisks from willow to create individual sculptures that are attractive yet practical. Once you have mastered the basic weaving techniques you will be able to make structures of different sizes and designs to support the array of different plants in your garden from climbers like sweet pea, beans and passion flowers to supports for peonies and other herbaceous perennials.
Expect to go home with a finished obelisk and ideas of how to create more.
To book email info@morethanwillow.co.uk

Gathering Basket Fri 22 April 9.30-4pm £45

This full day workshop is suitable for those with some previous experience of weaving. We shall use hoops to make a frame and weave to form a small gathering basket. You can create different styles of traditional frame or gathering basket using this technique.

Hot drinks will be provided all day but please bring your own lunch.
To book email info@morethanwillow.co.uk
Flowers and Petals Tue 10 May 10.30-1pm £30fully booked
Have fun using different willow weaving techniques and lots of imagination to create willow flowers – tulips, lilies, daisies…  the options are limitless    

If you fancy a full day of creativity book the afternoon session too at a special rate of £50 for both workshops

To book email info@morethanwillow.co.uk
Dancing Dragonflies Tue 10 May 2-4pm £25fully booked
Using willow and traditional spiral weave techniques, like those used for corn dollies, you will create a dancing dragonfly, butterfly or bee for your garden or home.

If you fancy a full day of creativity book the morning session too at a rate of £50 for both workshops
To book email cathy@morethanwillow.co.uk
Where the willow takes you Wed 11 May 10-1pm £30
Spend the morning letting your creativity lead you. This workshop will be based in my garden and will give you access to lots of different colours of willow and other materials so you can experiment and have fun letting your imagination run riot.

To book email cathy@morethanwillow.co.uk

All workshops (unless stated) are held in Maesbrook Village Hall, Maesbrook, Oswestry SY10 8QW click here for map

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To book or find out more about any of the workshops email info@morethanwillow.co.uk