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Workshops

Learn to carve spoons or make a basket

Want to learn how to carve a spoon or make a basket?

I run workshops in spoon carving and willow weaving. Prices vary depending on the venue. Class sizes are a maximum of six, and I can only teach adults, or 12-16 year olds accompanied by an adult

I will list here the up and coming workshops.

 

If you'd like a one-to-one or one-to-two lesson I run spoon carving classes at my home here in Richmond.

Prices are £70 for a half day per person beginners spoon carving (including refreshments), or £140 for a full day including homemade lunch and refreshments. Come with a friend and get £5 off.

I can run one to one basket making classes here at my home in Richmond or I can at your home if you have the space. Prices start at £140 (plus traveling if applicable)  per person for a whole day bespoke workshop. I can also run short group basketmaking sessions. POA 

Click the link here to view my cancellation policy

Latest workshop dates

Make an Asymmetric basket 

A one day workshop where you'll learn how to make a lovely asymmetric 'Polish' style basket. Using traditional basketmaking techniques and a variety of willow you'll take home a stylish basket at the end of the day.

All materials and tools will be supplied.

Saturday 26th November, Gutchpool Farm, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5QP. To book- click here 

Saturday  25th February 2023, Teddington Constitutional Club, Stanley Road Teddington. Places are limited - please email me if you'd like to come. £95 per person

Saturday 11th March 2023- for members of the Oxfordshire Basketmakers. TBC

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Basketry on the farm

Over the next few months I will be teaching at the wonderful Joy Farms in the gorgeous Surrey Hills. Just an hour from London this new nature inspired creative hub will inspire and rejuvenate you while spending time creating your own willow wonder.

Saturday 15th April, Fame Baskets. Click HERE for more information 

Friday 9th June, Berry Baskets. Click HERE for more information

Saturday 15th July, Asymmetric baskets. Click HERE for more information 

Christmas Decorations

Spend a lovely morning or afternoon creating your own unique festive decorations from sustainable willow at the gorgeous Gutchpool Farm in Dorset. Stars, mini Christmas trees, baubles and bunting. 

Saturday 27th Novemeber, Gutchpool Farm, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5QP. To book- click here 

Spoon Carving for beginners

A half day workshop where you'll learn how to carve a spoon from locally sourced wood.

You’ll find yourself lost in a world of wood chips and the beautiful facets of the natural product as you’re taken through the spoon carving process from beginning to end. Starting with a wooden blank, you'll learn safe knife techniques, the architecture of a spoon, types of wood and finishing processes, and by  the end you'll have your very own cooking spoon to take home.

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners and no experience is assumed. However, as we’ll be using sharp knives, the class is for over 18s only

All materials and tools will be supplied.

Monday 20th March, Kew Gardens, Richmond Upon Thames. Booking details are not yet available, but please check their website (short coourses) for updates.

Christmas Wreath making workshops with foraged materials

Get yourself firmly into the Christmas spirit with this fun and relaxed festive workshop. Craft your own beautiful Christmas wreath over a glass of mulled wine or two and a homemade mince pie.

During the class, you will learn how to create your own environmentally friendly seasonal wreath from scratch. Starting with a willow ring you’ll add lots of foraged foliage, berries and an abundance of natural decorations, leaving you with a beautiful handmade wreath to take home and hang on your door with pride. Then, the whole wreath will be fully compostable in the New Year and can be put straight onto your compost heap!

All materials are included, together with mulled wine and homemade mince pies. Do feel free to bring along any foliage or decorations foraged from your garden that you’d like to add yourself, though!

Why not come along with friends as an alternative Christmas get-together? Suitable for all ability levels and ages. 

Wed 7th December - 19.15 - 21.15, Handmade Workshops Ltd, United Response Teddington. Click here to book 

Sat 10th December - 12.00 - 14.00, Handmade Workshops Ltd, Teddington Constitutional Club. Click here to book 

Sat 10th December 15.00 - 17.00, Handmade Workshops Ltd, Teddington Constitutional Club. Click here to book 

Thur 15th December - 19.15 - 21.15, Handmade Workshops Ltd, United Response Teddington. Click here to book