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Try your hand at willow weaving!


After creating a willow trellis for my show garden at Harrogate Flower Show in 2019, I had a lot of enquiries about willow weaving workshops.​

As a result, a programme of courses is offered here at a variety of venues. Apart from in my own garden, I now offer workshops at Raincliffe Woods, Ebberston Studios, Beck Isle Museum, Helmsley Walled Garden, Danby Lodge, Sledmere Garden, Eden Camp and North Yorkshire Art School.

Hopefully you can find something which appeals. If you have something in mind, please get in touch.

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Bird Feeders

Look after your feathered friends and make one or more of these bird feeders. They are ideal for holding fat balls or peanuts, although not really suitable for bird seed. The workshops vary slightly, so please follow the links for full information.

Monday 22nd April 2024. Morning session Hinderwell Village Hall . Followed by an obelisk workshop (see below)


Sunday 28th April 2024. Danby Lodge

Friday 14th June 2024. Morning and Afternoon Sessions. Helmsley Walled Garden

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Small Baskets

​Make a beautiful willow basket. Learn some of the basic weaving techniques which are used in many woven baskets. During this day-long workshop you will have chance to weave your basket base, then create either a small narrow basket or a  wider, shallow table basket. You will complete this with a border and maybe a simple handle if required.  

Saturday 9th March 2024 - North Yorkshire Art School.  **FULL**

Saturday 8th June 2024 - North Yorkshire Art School.

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Sweet Pea Obelisk

​Create your own 6 foot obelisk - ideal for sweetpeas or other climbing plants. Or something shorter as a support for peonies perhaps.          

Saturday 6th April - Helmsley Walled Garden. Morning & Afternoon sessions  **Full**

Wednesday 17th April - Sledmere Gardens, nr Driffield

Monday 22nd April - Hinderwell Village Hall, nr Whitby. Bird feeder workshop in the morning.

Friday 26th April - Beck Isle Museum, Pickering  **Full**

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Willow fish

​Kids activity - have a go at weaving a fish during the Easter holiday.          

Tuesday 27th March  or Tuesday 2nd April - Eden Camp, nr Malton

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Square Trug

Learn to weave your very own garden trug. This one has square sides, so it's a bit different to the usual round or oval baskets. Two day workshop          

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May - Ebberston Studios. Ring 01723 859060  to enquire and book.

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Open Days, Fairs, Demonstrations, 'Have a go' sessions

I will be at a variety of venues this year demonstrating the art of willow weaving and giving people the chance to have a go.

Have a Go sessions can be arranged for events in North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire. Please get in touch to discuss what you would like.

Sunday 24th March            Living North Live Lounge York Racecourse. Come and see my willow weaving demonstration!

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Talks and Demonstrations for Groups

Janice is happy to give talks about garden design or willow weaving to groups,


She can also offer the opportunity to 'have a go' at willow weaving, which gives participants the chance to try it out and take something simple home.


Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

To book...

At present, workshop bookings for sessions at home are taken by email or phone. Payment can be made via BAC or cash/card on the day.

Where workshops are held elsewhere, please click on the button for the host organisation.

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