Category Archives: St Austell

MINI WEAVERS – EASTER

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Creative workshops starting in Fowey at Easter! Loosely               structured creative willow weaving sessions with a child-led       approach, for children aged 4-11 years. 

Fun sessions where everyone can explore natural materials and learn this fantastic traditional craft. The children will also develop social skills and gain creative learning in maths, science,       history and design.

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Tuesday 7th & Thursday 9th April, Fowey Hotel Tea Gardens

10.00am – 12.00pm & 1.00pm – 3.00pm

£7.50 per session, discounts for siblings. Bring a packed lunch and stay all day for £15.00

Come and join us for lots of fun, and learn to make your own willow sculptures to take home with you. Amazing location with fantastic views. If the weather isn’t very nice we’ll be weaving inside our magical bell tent.

Parents do need to stay with their children during the sessions, although if you want to you are more than welcome.

All staff have enhanced DBS and we are fully insured.

For more information or to book places, please contact us. Places are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Willow Crafts for Christmas

Lovely courses where you will learn to make beautiful willow items for your home or as presents and are guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit! Participants are shown how to weave with a selection of different willow using a variety of different techniques. Suitable for complete beginners and lots of fun.

Tools and materials required, and tea, coffee, biscuits, cake and lunch are all provided. All you need to bring is 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 a perfect present! 

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WILLOW CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS – 2015 date TBC

Covers a variety of willow weaving techniques using both dried and freshly cut willow. Come and learn how to make several small willow decorations, including stars, wreaths, trees and angels! It is a fantastic course to get you into the festive spirit complete with mince pies!

WILLOW CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS 2 – 2015 date TBC

Covers a variety of willow weaving techniques using both dried and freshly cut willow. Come and 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. Complete with mince-pies! 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

Creative Willow Courses

One day courses where you will learn to make a variety of items to decorate your home and garden. Participants are shown how to weave with a selection of different willow using a variety of different techniques. Suitable for complete beginners and lots of fun.

All courses start at 10.00 am and finish at 4.00 pm and cost £50, which includes all the tool and materials required, and tea, coffee, biscuits and cake are also provided.

To book a place on any of our courses, please either book online,  download 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 make an ideal present. 

INTRODUCTION TO WILLOW CRAFT – date TBC

Covers a variety of willow weaving techniques using dried willow. Come and spend a lovely therapeutic day working with willow. You will learn basic techniques and make at least three items to take home with you and decorate your home and garden, to include hoops, hearts, fish and bird feeders. Lovely introduction into willow weaving.

 

WILLOW HEARTS – date TBC

Learn how to make a number of different types of beautiful hearts using a variety of dried willow, perfect for decorating your home or to give as presents.

 

WILLOW CRAFTS FOR THE GARDEN – date Fowey TBC

Come and learn how to make a large obelisk, plant grow-through or a small edging hurdle for your garden.

To book a place on any our courses online 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 online,  download 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.

 

Courses Gift Vouchers are also available. 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

T-SHIRT COMPETITION!

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Ways with Willow C.I.C is an innovative social enterprise with a passion for providing accessible opportunities throughout the community. We want to produce a range of funky and quirky t-shirts that reflect the passion, enthusiasm and energy of our organisation.

We are holding a T-Shirt Design Competition to find a designer/artist/illustrator who can produce a funky design for us.

We’re not going to tell you what colours to use or how many entries you can submit. We just want you to get creative, have fun and show us what you can come up with! The only requirements are that your design is A4 portrait in size, uses a maximum of four colours (the t-shirt background can be any colour), and incorporates either our logo or the line drawings that form it. You can download these as JPEG’s below:

If you need any help to get you started, just think about Ways with Willow’s aims and what we stand for:

  1.  Passion for creating accessible learning opportunities throughout the community for all.
  2.  Enthusiasm for transferring skills locally and preserving a traditional craft.
  3.  Creating a fun learning environment for everyone regardless of background.

By running a competition to find a design(s), we will create exposure and publicity for emerging and newly established artists and designers and provide opportunities for them to work alongside experienced designers.

Entries are to be submitted by email to info@wayswithwillow.co.uk in either a jpeg or pdf format. You can enter as many times as you like, but each design must be submitted as a separate entry, and must be accompanied by a completed entry form. You must be aged 18 or over to enter.

The deadline for entries is midnight on the 31st July 2013. The directors and volunteers of Ways with Willow C.I.C will shortlist designs, and those shortlisted will be produced into t-shirts for a community exhibition and vote at the Eden Café, St Austell on Sunday 18th August. The number of winning designs will depend on the public, as all popular designs will be commissioned.

The winning design(s) will be commissioned by Ways with Willow C.I.C for the sum of £175.00, and will be supplied to ‘Friends of Ways with Willow’ and will be sold through our website and at events. The proceeds will support our work with disadvantaged and vulnerable adults and children.

 

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Children’s FREE Willow Hearts Workshop

Next Saturday, 11th May, our FREE Children’s Willow Workshops are back at The Old Press Studio’s, Gallery, Classroom. Come and learn how to make a beautiful willow heart and have lots of fun!

There are three drop-sessions at 10 am, 11 am and 12 noon. No booking is required.

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If you would like any more information please contact us on 07712 151875 or info@wayswithwillow.co.uk

 

 

Willow Weaving Taster Sessions

Do you fancy having a go at willow weaving? Maybe you’ve always wanted to work with willow but haven’t got much time? Or perhaps you enjoy being creative and would like to try something new?

Ways with Willow CIC are running short taster sessions at Pine Lodge Gardens, St Austell on Monday 15th April. There are three sessions throughout the day, learning to create different items; willow hoops, hearts and fish. Each session is only £10, and all three can be booked for the discounted price of £25!

Places on these taster sessions are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. We will not be repeating this opportunity this year, so don’t miss out!

To book a place on any of these sessions, please either download our taster session booking formemail 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 full payment.

 

Taster Courses April 2013