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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 small (6-8), and I can only teach adults, or 12-16 year olds accompanied by an adult

 

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

Where are my workshops?

As well as running courses locally in Richmond upon Thames I also teach at some amazing places around the country.

This year I will be teaching at;

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. A delicious homemade lunch is included

Gutchpool Farm near Gillingham in delightful Dorset.  On the edge of and AONB surrounded by sheep and horses grazing on the stunning chalk downland, this award winning B & B is now hosting some amazing immersive craft days. A delicious homemade lunch is included

Oxfordshire basketmakers - members only workshop

Kew Gardens

 

Spoon carving for beginners dates

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. All materials and tools will be supplied.

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

  • Sunday 28th January 2024. Handmade Workshops, Teddington. Click HERE for more info and to book

Basket workshop dates

All of the following workshops are one day beginner workshops, unless otherwise stated. All materials and tools are supplied. You'll use Somerset grown willow and be taught traditional basket making techniques to make your own unique basket to take home.

  • Saturday 11th November - Asymmetric baskets - Teddington. Click HERE for more info and to book  

  • Sunday 25th November, Willow Christmas decorations - Handmade workshops Teddington. Click HERE for more info and to book

  • Sunday 10th December - Wreath making. Handmade workshops Teddington. Click HERE for more info and to book

  • Wednesday 6th December - Wreath making. Handmade workshops Teddington. Click HERE for more info and to book

  • Thursday 14th December - Wreath making. Handmade workshops Teddington. Click HERE for more info and to book

  • Saturday 16th December - mini Christmas trees - Family workshop at Barnes Common Centre, Vine Road, Barnes. Click HERE for more information and to book

  • Saturday 27th January 2024 - Round baskets - Teddington. Click HERE for more info and to book  

  • Saturday 20th January 2024 - Round baskets - Horsenden Farm, Perivale

  • Saturday 10th February 2024 - Frame baskets. TeddingtonClick HERE for more info and to book 

  • Sunday 17th March - Berry baskets - Distillers of Surrey Click HERE for more info and to book

  • Saturday 13th April, Garden obelisks and bird feeders - Joy Farms Click HERE for more info and to book 

  • Saturday 26th April, Asymmetric baskets - Joy Farms Click HERE for more info and to book 

  • Saturday 8th June, half day - fruit/bread basket - Joy Farms Click HERE for more info and to book 

  • Friday 12th July, Frame baskets - Joy Farms Click HERE for more info and to book 

  • 23rd - 27th July, backpack and frame baskets  - I'll be teaching at the Spoontown festival in Kent. More info to follow

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