Birds and Beasties

This course is a great introduction to willow sculpture. Attendees can experiment with techniques and ideas to create their very own willow bird or beastie. Perfect for beginners upwards, the course gives attendees the opportunity to learn about willow, how best to prepare it and then give life to a sculpture. Information sheets will be also be available to take home at the end of the day.

At the end of the course there will an opportunity to purchase willow, specialist tools and weaving books.

Skill Level : Beginners

Tutor: Sophie Courtier or Sarah Webb

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This one day willow craft courses is £80. On this course you can make a willow bird or a willow beast! The price includes all the materials and equipment as well as lunch, refreshments and expert tuition. Attendees will leave with something beautiful, environmentally-friendly and above all, very personal.

As well as taking home your own fantastic willow bird or beast, there will also be an opportunity to see how willow is grown and processed on our Somerset farm. Visitors are welcome to walk through our withy fields and enjoy the amazing variety of wildlife that the Somerset Levels has to offer.

Our Birds and Beasties Sculpture course is designed to accommodate any ideas you may have. The only limits are your imagination and the time available! No previous experience is required. Complete beginners are often amazed at what can be achieved under the guidance of one of our tutors.

Our tutors are among the most experienced willow weavers in the country. If you have any questions or need any assistance, they will be on hand to impart their knowledge. You can be sure of the very best instruction throughout your time here.

At the end of the course there will be an opportunity to purchase willow, specialist tools and weaving books, so you can continue to master the trade at home.

Additional information


09:30am – Please arrive at 9:00am to sign in and grab a drink, also great opportunity to meet everyone before the course begins.



Birds & Beasties 2020

03/06/2020 – 9:30am, 05/09/2020 – 9:30am


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