6 hour workshop
You'll learn an ancient skill and have a lovely woven willow animal or sculptural form to take away and decorate your house or garden with. Ideal for presents, decorations for Christmas or all year round.
You will be fully supported throughout the whole process by your tutor Stephen Stockbridge whose enthusiasm and knowledge for the subject is infectious.
Small animals can be woven within a session. Group and family tickets are available on our website at Creative nature HQ. A group ticket is for up to 4 people to be able to weave a larger animal such as a reindeer. A family ticket is for an adult and up to 2 children over 8 years of age.
The day starts at 10 am, ends at 4 pm with a break at 12.30 for lunch. You can bring a packed lunch to eat here or venture out to a local café.
Willow weaving is an ancient traditional craft. Join our workshop and immerse yourselves in the joys of working with your hands, surrounded by the smell of soaked willow and wood either in our beautiful workshop in Woolwich by the Thames or at the wonderful woodland setting 3 miles down the road.
At the end of the day you will have an amazing animal or sculptural form to take home.
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
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.
Everything you need to make your own willow animal is supplied on the course. Along with lots of seasonal cheer, cakes, biscuits and hot drinks. Wear warm clothing and bring an apron if you can. You will need a vehicle to take away your animal. Free parking on site. Check workshop date listings on our website for workshop site, either indoors or outdoors for the more rustic experience. All tickets include materials and the finished sculpture to take home.
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.