I run a number of different classes and workshops and my aim in these is to encourage others to enjoy exploring the qualities of using both willow and rush and to gain a deep sense of satisfaction from making.

There has been a lot written about ‘mindfulness’ and being ‘In the flow’ as a modern idea.

From cutting the rush and planting the willow, to finishing a woven object, one is reminded that being in the flow is a very ancient activity. It is not simply an aspirational notion, but a reality that can be experienced in the here and now, by using one’s hands to create.

If in your life you feel a need to re-connect, or to slow down and take a breath, then come and join me in one of my classes.

If you don’t see a course that appeals, or the dates and times don’t suit you, then please do send in an ‘I’m interested but…’ type email. I collate this information and use it to inform my calendar of workshops.

I can also run basket related activities for groups and hen do’s with a difference -you may want to make little baskets for your tables at the wedding? Please enquire.

You can also buy a voucher for a gift or to use at a different time.

bird feeder

A fun way to enjoy making decorative spirals and to make both hanging & stick bird feeders in Willow. Suitable for beginners.


£30 pp

Plant support


Whole day - £70pp | Half day - £40pp

Foraging Baskets

make a small frame basket



Circular Bottle Basket

To encourage those who would like to use less plastic packaging - Making a circular basket with handle to carry glass milk bottles. 2 day workshop.



rush bags

A chance to develop skills and learn new rush techniques to make a small bag/basket with round plaited handles. 2day workshop.



Willow tension trays

Tension trays are a good way to introduce new comers to working with willow. Morning workshop.


£40pp +materials

Oval Willow Basket With Rush or Rope Handle

Two days weaving an oval willow basket using the 'english' method of making a base.


Rush Bias weave Containers and plaiting & Cordage


Bias Weave - £40pp + materials | Plaiting & Cordage - £30pp + materials


willow ‘orb’ sculptures

New for 2024. A one day workshop making 'orb' garden sculptures. Have some fun wrangling willow into free-form spherical/ovoid shapes. Maybe we will have birds nesting in them next year! Tea, coffee& cake supplied, bring your own lunch.