Sculptural Willow Weaving by Creative nature HQ - crafts in London
Sculptural Willow Weaving by Creative nature HQ - crafts in London

Sculptural Willow Weaving

by Creative nature HQ

2 reviews
2 reviews
Weaving large scale willow sculpture.

Weaving Class

6 hour workshop

Beginner

East Greenwich SE18

Sculptural Willow Weaving
by Creative nature HQ
6 hour workshop
£80 per person
Flexitime
from £80 per person

Classes

6 hour workshop

Daytime

This willow weaving course introduces you to creating and making large scale willow sculpture in a group. We start the day off with an informal introduction. We will look at willow in its dry and wet state and begin to handle and learn techniques to manipulate it. We will then immerse ourselves into the wonderful rhythm of weaving. At Creative nature HQ, we differ from other courses in that we create the artwork to be donated to community groups and schools. You take home great memories and new skills. There is an option to develop your own work or an individual project and take away your work. Get in touch and I can explain the additional costs of buying the willow. These costs vary, depending on size, from as little as £5 to around £45 for a large willow animal! Stephen, your tutor, has been working with willow for over 30 years and trained as a sculptor and forest school teacher. During school holidays, come and join us for this family friendly session open to adults and children at a ratio of 1:1. We will be weaving large willow dens together with willow that has been soaked to make it very bendy. A simple, gratifying and joyful day. Come and build with us!

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Sat 14 Sep 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
East Greenwich, SE18 5NR
8 slots left

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200 years ago willow was a huge industry, and every county had its own style of weaving.
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Reviews (2)
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AJ
24 Jan
As a total novice, I did not know what to expect but was curious about willow weaving. Stephen was very personable and we had good chats while we were working. He showed me a range of willow rods and how they could be used and by the end of the afternoon we had produced a marvellous willow sculpture. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to try out sculptural willow weaving. The venue is set amidst an industrial area right on the Thames, so is very atmospheric.
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xMichele Petit-Jean
15 Jul
dTeacher was very informative and we learned a lot. The venue was great and we acheived a lot in 2.5 hours. Highly reccommended!

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AJ
24 Jan
As a total novice, I did not know what to expect but was curious about willow weaving. Stephen was very personable and we had good chats while we were working. He showed me a range of willow rods and how they could be used and by the end of the afternoon we had produced a marvellous willow sculpture. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to try out sculptural willow weaving. The venue is set amidst an industrial area right on the Thames, so is very atmospheric.
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xMichele Petit-Jean
15 Jul
dTeacher was very informative and we learned a lot. The venue was great and we acheived a lot in 2.5 hours. Highly reccommended!

Class location

East Greenwich
Unit 1- 02
Thames-side Studios
SE18 5NR
London

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Sculptural Willow Weaving by Creative nature HQ - crafts in London

About your host, Creative nature HQ

Creative nature HQ is a collective of artists, makers and designers who believe that we are all inherently creative. It is their job as teachers to nurture and reveal these qualities in every one we teach. Creative nature HQ have defined five disciplines that encompass all the skills of our group: to draw, carve, build, weave and cast.

You can access these workshops in different studios around south London. Their main location is Creative Nature HQ , East Greenwich, that specialises in wood carving, weaving and construction on a monumental scale. We love to teach, to give people the confidence to use tools and with that a confidence grows and a world of making opens up before them.

Stephen Stockbridge is the director of Creative nature HQ, from this tranquil making space Stephen shares his passion for making with natural materials. Slowing down, being in the moment and fully engaged with what you are doing is the foundation of everything that happens here.

Come join the club, learn, live and make! Looking forward to meeting you.

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Notes

It's a good idea to wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty along with sensible footwear and an apron if you have one. All materials and tools are provided along with tea, coffee and biscuits, lunch can be found in any of the cafe's within a 5 minute walk, along with a great cafe that has a great view over the Thames.There is plenty of parking on site plus we have good transport links.

Age Requirement

8

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Sculptural Willow Weaving
by Creative nature HQ
6 hour workshop
£80 per person
Flexitime
from £80 per person
6 hour workshop
from £80 per person