Category Archives: Basketry

One-day Courses – Treverbyn, St Austell

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Our one-day courses are a wonderful introduction into willow weaving and are suitable for both beginners and those wanting to progress their skills. Covering a variety of different items, from        Basketry and Garden Crafts to Christmas Crafts and Sculpture, you will learn to make a variety of items to decorate your home and garden.

Working with willow is surprisingly therapeutic and very rewarding. Our courses are a fantastic way to spend a relaxing day and are lots of fun.

You will learn a variety of traditional weaving techniques using different types of dried willow and make some wonderful items for your home and garden or to give as presents.

Suitable for both complete beginners and those wanting to progress their skills.

Places are limited on all our courses as groups are kept small, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

All one-day courses start at 10.00 am and finish at 4.00 pm unless stated otherwise, and cost £45, which includes all the tool and materials required and plenty of tea, coffee, biscuits and cake! All you need to bring is a packed lunch.

To book a place on any of our courses please click here.

All course fees must be paid upon booking to secure your place.

ONE-DAY COURSES 2015: 

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Willow Crafts for the Garden – Tuesday 21st April

Learn how to make a large obelisk, plant grow-through or a small edging hurdle for your garden. Book now

Frame Basket – Tuesday 12th May

Learn how to make a frame basket in a day using a variety of dried willow, lovely as a small garden trug or egg basket. Book now

Flower Gathering Basket – Friday 12th June

Learn how to make a gorgeous flower picking basket in a day using a variety of dried willow, perfect for collecting flowers from the garden. Book now

Introduction to Willow Craft – Friday 10th July

Learn how to make at least three items to take home with you and decorate your home and garden, to include hoops, hearts, fish and bird feeders. Book now

Sculpture – Tuesday 8th September

Learn how to design and create a small animal or bird sculpture. This course encourages a free and experimental approach.

Small Round Basket – Tuesday 6th October

Learn how to make a small round, stake and strand basket which can be used as a small bread or fruit basket. Book now

Christmas Crafts 1 – Tuesday 3rd November

Learn how to make several small willow decorations, including stars, wreaths, trees and angels! Fantastic course to get you into the festive spirit! Book now

Christmas Crafts 2 – Tuesday 1st December

Learn how to weave larger items to decorate your home. You can choose from rustic wreaths, willow garlands, large hearts and Christmas trees or a 3D angel. Book now

 

To book a place on any of our courses please click here.

All course fees must be paid upon booking to secure your place. 

Gift vouchers are also available which make a wonderful present. 

 

 

Basketry Courses

We run regular basket making courses in Fowey which are suitable for both complete beginners and those who want to progress and develop their skills.  

All our basketry courses run from 10.00am until 4.30pm and cost £50 unless stated otherwise, which includes all the tools and materials required and tea, coffee, biscuits, cake and lunch are provided. All you need to do is bring yourself!

To book a place on any of our courses, please either book onlinedownload our booking form and email or post it to us with a cheque made payable to ‘Ways with Willow’, or contact us  and we will send you a booking form. All course fees must be paid upon booking to secure your place.

Course Gift Vouchers are also available which are an ideal present! 

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BASKETRY FOR BEGINNERS

These courses are a lovely introduction into basket making and are suitable for complete beginners. Making your own basket is hugely satisfying and very relaxing and therapeutic.

FRAME BASKET – Friday 27th February 2015

Learn how to make a frame basket in a day using a variety of dried willow, lovely as a small garden trug or egg basket.

SMALL ROUND BASKET – Friday 27th March 2015

Learn how to make a small round, stake and strand basket using a variety of dried willow, which can be used as a small bread or fruit basket, or for storage

FLOWER GATHERING BASKET – Friday 17th April 2015

Learn how to make a gorgeous flower picking basket in a day using a variety of dried willow, perfect for collecting flowers from the garden.

 

To book a place on our basketry courses or any other courses online please click here. 

 

Places are limited on all our courses as groups are kept small, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

To book a place on any of our courses, please either book onlinedownload our booking form and email or post it to us with a cheque made payable to ‘Ways with Willow’, or contact us  and we will send you a booking form. 

All course fees must be paid upon booking to secure your place.

 

Course Gift Vouchers are also available

 

 

 

 

 

FREE willow weaving workshops

On the first Saturday of every month, there is a fantastic  Artisan Market in St Austell Market HouseThere’s delicious chutneys and jams, cup-cakes, and home baked quiche, fresh artisan bread, award winning sausage & meats and fresh fish.

Every month, we’ll be running FREE willow weaving drop-in workshops during the market, from 10am-2pm. Come and have a go at weaving, and learn how to make swords, hearts, fish, flowers and much more! 

And that’s not all! Every third Saturday of every month, there’s a great produce market too, and we’ll also be running FREE workshops then!!

Our shop will be open as usual during both markets from 9.30am-5.00pm, so come and browse our willow kits, handmade products and greetings cards, or pick up some willow to weave with at home!

If you’ve always fancied having a go at this fantastic traditional craft, then come and have a go and talk to us about our courses and workshops.

What a perfect way to spend a Saturday! Hope to see you there!!

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Willow Wonderland Preview Evening

Our fantastic new shop and workshop opens upstairs in the Market house, St Austell on Saturday 30th August. 

On Friday 29th, we have a special preview evening for all our wonderful supporters, customers and clients from 6-9pm. 

Jo Saville’s Rock Choir will be performing from 6.30pm, there’s a ‘Swish and Stitch’ and private viewing of Gary Marshall Steven’s ‘Hollow Men’ exhibition. There’s also drinks and nibbles and cake, special opening offers and a raffle!

Our shop will stock a variety of our different willow kits, beautiful willow products for your home and garden, and bundles of willow for your own projects.

In the workshop, we’ll be running regular courses and workshops, as well as a number of different projects.

Come and be among the first to see how we’ve transformed the units into our on and have a look at what we’ve got to offer.

See you there!

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Shop and Workshop Opening

Our fantastic new shop and workshop opens upstairs in the Market house, St Austell on Saturday 30th August! 

There’ll be SPECIAL OFFERS in our shop, where you can browse a variety of different willow kits, beautiful willow products for your home and garden, and bundles of willow for your own projects. 

From 10.00am until 4.00pm, there’s also FREE willow weaving workshops. Why not come and have a go at willow weaving, learn some new skills and have lots of fun.

 

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Volunteering Day

We’re now on full speed decorating and getting our new shop and workshop in The Market House, St Austell ready for it’s launch at the end of August. Once the painting is finished, there’s still a lot to do before we can open!

Every Wednesday, we’re having a volunteer day, where anyone can drop in and lend a hand with a variety of different jobs. Whether you can spare an hour or can spend all day volunteering, your support will be invaluable in helping us to get everything done. There’s a job for everyone, and every task, no matter how small, makes a huge difference to us and is gratefully received. In return for your time we can guarantee plenty of tea and biscuits!!

We had huge support recently at our volunteer open day at Trenython Manor. If you missed the event, you can see some information on it on the Cornish Guardian website by clicking here.

If you’re interested in helping us and can spare some time on a Wednesday, either as a one-off or on a regular basis, email us on info@wayswithwillow.co.uk or call Sian for a chat on 07712 151875.

 

 

Volunteer Open Day

Are you hungry for interesting opportunities to try something new and grow your skills?
Would you like to gain valuable work experience that really makes a difference to the lives of others?
Are you looking for a fun way to give back to the community and make new friends?
Does being part of a team of like-minded people fill you with excitement?
Are you seeking a flexible volunteer role that will enable you to utilise your skills and abilities?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you’ll want to find out more about volunteering with us…

Volunteer Opportunities

Whatever your skills and experience may be, we have a role to suit you. Whether you’re seeking to improve your confidence after a difficult time; you’ve just left school and you’re looking for work experience; or you’re retired with time on your hands, we can offer you a variety of flexible volunteer opportunities, including:

  • Administrative work
  • Marketing
  • Attending events
  • Supporting people of all ages and abilities in workshops
  • Creating willow kits
  • Growing and cultivating willow

Our volunteers are extremely important to us. They donate their time and passion and become part of the team and they receive some fantastic benefits. It’s thanks to our volunteers that we have been able to improve the lives of hundreds of people across Cornwall who have experienced difficulties for a variety of reasons. Imagine what we will achieve with your help too. To find out more, please visit us at our volunteer open day or contact us for more information.

Volunteer Open Day

Our open day will be held at: Trenython Manor, near Fowey Monday 14th July 9am – 12.30pm This is a chance for you to meet the team and find out all about Ways with Willow; who we are, why we do what we do, why our volunteers love working with us, our vision for the future and how you can be a part of this. And of course, there will be cake! It’s a very exciting time for us and we look forward to sharing our progress and future vision with you. For more information or to book a place, please email us on info@wayswithwillow.co.uk or call Sian on 07712 151875. See you there!

Beginner’s Basketry – Friday 4th October

10.00 am – 4.30 pm, Pinetum Park & Pine Lodge Gardens, St Austell PL25 3RQ

Lovely introduction into basket making and suitable for complete beginners. Making your own basket is hugely satisfying and very therapeutic. Participants are shown how to weave with a selection of different willow using a variety of different techniques.

Learn how to make a small round, stake and strand basket using a variety of dried willow, which can be used as a small bread or fruit basket, or for storage.

£40 per person, which includes all the materials required. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake are provided, but you’ll need to either bring a packed lunch or adjourn to the tea-room on site.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

To book, download our booking form, or email us or call us on 01726 833555 / 07712 151875, and we will send you a booking form which will need to be returned, together with a deposit of £20.

Beginner’s Basketry – Friday 13th September

10.00 am – 4.30 pm, Pinetum Park & Pine Lodge Gardens, St Austell PL25 3RQ

Lovely introduction into basket making and suitable for complete beginners. Making your own basket is hugely satisfying and very therapeutic. Participants are shown how to weave with a selection of different willow using a variety of different techniques.

You will learn how to make a frame basket in a day using a variety of dried willow, lovely as a small garden trug or egg basket.

£40 per person, which includes all the materials required. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake are provided, but you’ll need to either bring a packed lunch or adjourn to the tea-room on site.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

To book, download our booking form, or email us or call us on 01726 833555 / 07712 151875, and we will send you a booking form which will need to be returned, together with a deposit of £20.

Beginner’s Basketry – Friday 28th June

10.00 am – 4.30 pm, Pinetum Park & Pine Lodge Gardens, St Austell PL25 3RQ

Lovely introduction into basket making and suitable for complete beginners. Making your own basket is hugely satisfying and very therapeutic. Participants are shown how to weave with a selection of different willow using a variety of different techniques.

Learn how to make a small round, stake and strand basket using a variety of dried willow, which can be used as a small bread or fruit basket, or for storage.

£40 per person, which includes all the materials required. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake are provided, but you’ll need to either bring a packed lunch or adjourn to the tea-room on site.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

To book, download our booking form, or email us or call us on 01726 833555 / 07712 151875, and we will send you a booking form which will need to be returned, together with a deposit of £20.