"Louise is a brilliant teacher. She explains things very clearly and is very supportive. Thanks so much."
ABOUT THE COURSEs
You can book onto just one workshop or book both workshops to enjoy a full day of festive crafting.
Learn how to willow weave a freestanding robin sculpture for your home on this craft workshop in the Hampshire South Downs. Spend a morning making a willow robin about 30cm tall to decorate your home or gift to a loved one.
rUSH rEINDEER & WILLOW STARS
A fun hands-on session weaving natural festive decorations. We will create large willow stars then follow instructions to fold a reindeer from rushes. A great few hours in the warm for crafty folk.
THE COURSE WILL GIVE YOU
- Skills in crafting with willow and natural materials
- Knowledge about the ecological credentials of willow
THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR
Those with some or no previous experience, but at least some manual dexterity, hand strength and patience is required. If you have a recent injury, please check with us first.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR
- Some sharp secateurs
- This course will take place indoors.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Louise Arthur specialises in willow weaving and environmental education. She is highly skilled at making baskets from sustainable willow and foraged hedgerow materials. These natural, biodegradable, little gems reflect the biodiversity of our countryside hedges and range in colour, texture and form. Louise is a member if the Basket Makers’ Association and the Heritage Crafts Association. As an experienced workshop leader, she is passionate about sharing her love of willow crafts with adults and children.
You can get 10% discount when you stay with us during your course for 2 nights or more in our campsite or eco lodge. Please call us on 01730 823166 to make your accommodation booking. Our reception is open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.