Willow Weaving workshops

Willow Weaving workshops

When:27th August and we hope to add more dates into the autumn
Tutor:The Coddiwomplers – Stuart and Emma
Venue:Downs Barn, Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk
Pricing:Half day course, Bird feeder – £40 per person plus booking fee
Half day course, Garden decor – £40 per person plus booking fee

As part of our expansion of our rural craft courses, we are pleased to welcome The Coddiwomplers to Deepdale Farm, to teach willow weaving workshops. Emma and Stuart are teachers and basket weavers based in South Norfolk. Stuart has been honing his craft for over 15 years, with Emma joining as apprentice a few years ago. She is now a fully fledged member of the team and together they provide a fun, supportive environment in which to learn the craft of willow weaving.

Our workshops will be held in the picturesque setting of Downs Barn. You’ll learn some basic skills and techniques of willow weaving and basketry, whilst creating lovely garden items.


Willow Weaving Workshop – Bird House Feeder


Our morning workshop will focus on the techniques required for weaving and basketry. You’ll warm up with a simple fat ball feeder and then move on to craft a bird house feeder, both of which can be hung in your garden.

This three-hour workshop is suitable for beginners, so no previous experience of willow weaving is necessary. However, some manual dexterity and hand strength will be required. Minimum age 18.

Teas, coffees and biscuits will be provided.

Maximum 10 participants in each course.

The course is held at Downs Barn, recently modified to allow us to host rural craft courses. Depending on weather, the course will be taught in the open air grass courtyard or under the shelter of the charming barn. Either way the venue will be well ventilated. Please dress suitably for the weather.

No accommodation is included with this course. We recommend staying at Deepdale Camping & Rooms, which offer excellent self-catering rooms and camping for tents, campervans and motorhomes.


Willow Weaving Workshop – Garden Decor


Our afternoon workshop will focus on the techniques required for weaving and basketry. You’ll be taught how to craft a range of decorative garden items such as a dragonfly, reed, twirly spinner and a woven snail. You can expect to take home 3-4 items.

This three-hour workshop is suitable for beginners, so no previous experience of willow weaving is necessary. However, some manual dexterity and hand strength will be required. Minimum age 18.

Teas, coffees and biscuits will be provided.

Maximum 10 participants in each course.

The course is held at Downs Barn, recently modified to allow us to host rural craft courses. Depending on weather, the course will be taught in the open air grass courtyard or under the shelter of the charming barn. Either way the venue will be well ventilated. Please dress suitably for the weather.

No accommodation is included with this course. We would recommend staying at Deepdale Camping & Rooms, which offer excellent self-catering rooms and camping for tents, campervans and motorhomes.


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