Courses…

Friday 22nd May 2020

NOW CANCELLED

Willow hanging basket.

Students will learn how to make these lovely and useful baskets for the house or garden. They can be used for fat balls to feed the birds or in the kitchen to store garlic etc. They also look nice full of fairy lights.

All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments.

Students should wear old clothes. Preferably trousers and closed in shoes.

The workshop will be held at Simply Handmade. Please contact them directly to book.

Simply Handmade,

Woodhall Business Park

Sudbury, CO10 1WH

01787 827117

https://simplyhandmade.co.uk/collections/craft-workshops

Clare Castle Country Park

NOW CANCELLED

23rd May 2020

10am-5pm. £75

Plant support and hanging basket.

Students will learn how to make these lovely and useful additions to the garden. The plant support will be around 6ft in height so please ensure you can fit the final piece in your car! The hanging basket can be used for fat balls in the garden for birds or in the kitchen to store garlic etc. They also look nice full of fairy lights.

All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments. Students should bring their own lunch and wear old warm clothes. Preferably trousers and closed in shoes.

The workshop will be held at the Clare Castle country park, Malting Lane, Clare, Sudbury, CO10 8NW.

The park is a beautiful, quiet space to relax. It contains the remains of a 13th stone castle. There are footpaths running along the River Stour and the old railway line. The Old Good shed is one of the railway buildings. Now converted into a light and airy space to create.

Please contact me via email or telephone to make a booking.

Karen.m.lawrence@btinternet.com

01379890897

A £20 deposit is payable on booking.

Friday 5th June 2020

NOW CANCELLED

10am-1pm

Willow frame basket.

Students will learn how to make these elegant willow frame baskets. Using traditional techniques students will be taught how to control the willow to create the narrow form using a randing weave. They will also learn a knot to secure the ends of the piece.

All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments.

Students should wear old clothes.

The workshop will be held at Simply Handmade. Please contact them directly to book.

Simply Handmade,

Woodhall Business Park

Sudbury, CO10 1WH

01787 827117

https://simplyhandmade.co.uk/collections/craft-workshops

Norfolk Wildlife trust Cley

NOW CANCELLED

Saturday 13th June 2020

10.30am-4.30pm

Willow garden basket.

Students will learn how to make an elegant willow garden basket. Using traditional techniques students will be taught how to control the willow to create a rectangular base using randing weave. How to put a border on each end, shape the piece and add a handle.

All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments.

Students should wear old clothes.

The workshop will be held at Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley. Please contact them directly to book.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley, Coast Road, Holt, NR25 7SA

01263 7440008

https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/nature-reserves/reserves/cley-and-salthouse-marshes

Saturday 27th June

NOW CANCELLED

10am-5pm. £75

Round willow basket with grab handles.

Students will learn how to make a traditional round stake and strand willow basket with built in grab handles.

All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments.

Students should bring their own lunch and wear old warm clothes. Preferably trousers and closed in shoes.

The workshop will be held at the Redgrave Activities Centre, Church Way, Redgrave, IP221RL

£20 deposit payable on booking

Clare Castle Country Park

Friday 3rd July 2020

10am-5pm. £75

Round willow basket with grab handles.

Students will learn how to make a traditional round stake and strand willow basket with built in grab handles.

All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments. Students should bring their own lunch and wear old warm clothes. Preferably trousers and closed in shoes.

The workshop will be held at the Clare Castle country park, Malting Lane, Clare, Sudbury, CO10 8NW.

The park is a beautiful, quiet space to relax. It contains the remains of a 13th stone castle. There are footpaths running along the River Stour and the old railway line. The Old Good shed is one of the railway buildings. Now converted into a light and airy space to create.

Please contact me via email or telephone to make a booking.

Karen.m.lawrence@btinternet.com

01379890897

A £20 deposit is payable on booking.

Suffolk Wildlife trust – Redgrave and Lopham fen

Saturday 4th July 2020

10.30am-4.30pm

Willow garden basket.

Students will learn how to make an elegant willow garden basket. Using traditional techniques students will be taught how to control the willow to create a rectangular base using randing weave. How to put a border on each end, shape the piece and add a handle.

All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments.

Students should wear old clothes. And bring a packed lunch with them.

The workshop will be held at Redgrave and Lopham fen run by the Suffolk wildlife trust. Please contact them directly to book.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Redgrave and Lopham Fen. Low Common road, Diss, IP22 2HX

01473890089

Saturday 25th July

10am-5pm. £75

Square willow basket

Students will learn how to make a square base, stake up, weave the sides and finish with a border and simple handle. All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments.

Students should bring their own lunch and wear old warm clothes. Preferably trousers and closed in shoes.

The workshop will be held at the Redgrave Activities Centre, Church Way, Redgrave, IP221RL

£20 deposit payable on booking

If you would like to get in touch about private lessons or learning a new skill with a group of friends my contact details are below.

01379 890897

07980848719

karen.m.lawrence@btinternet.com

2 thoughts on “Courses…

  1. Thank you Karen for selling me a small amount of willow recently to make xmas decorations. I would be interested in attending a workshop this year, also to buy more willow from you if you have enough to sell, 4′ and 5′ browns for small projects, bird feeders etc. Happy New Year! sheila Mole x.

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    • Happy new year Shelia,
      Hope you’ve had a great holiday. Will check willow supplies but I’m sure I will be able to sell you some. I will be advertising some new classes soon, I know I keep saying that! I’ve been enjoying my holiday too much! Take care, Karen.

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