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Courses, Workshop Dates & Events

Diary Dates for 2020

Workshops are held at Mellingey Mill Willow Craft Centre, easily found between Padstow and Wadebridge.  Some of our courses are held outside, with wet weather shelter if required.

Full course details can be provided on request – just get in touch with any enquiries.

Living Willow Workshops

February

February 22nd      
Willow Heart

Perfect for the creative folk who are looking to gift someone a thoughtful handmade gift.

10:30 to 12:30
Cost of the workshop £35.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

February 22nd      
Living Willow Heart

Plant a living willow heart sculpture. The perfect gift for Valentines Day for a garden lover. This will grow into a beautiful living willow heart.

10:30 to 12:30
Cost of the workshop £35.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

March

March 21st
Living Willow Heart

Plant a living willow heart sculpture. The perfect gift for Valentines Day for a garden lover. This will grow into a beautiful living willow heart.

10:30 to 12:30
Cost of the workshop £35.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

April

April 12th
Willow Sculpture (Bird)

We will make a small willow sculpture of a bird with the lovely range of willow that I grow here at Mellingey.   We will start by making an armature for the sculpture to be woven onto, throughout the day you will build and create your very own willow sculpture for your garden.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

April 13th
Foragers Basket

It’s a simple basket that is made using a basic hoop frame. By the end of the day everybody will be taking home a uniquely beautiful basket to be proud of. We will mainly use willow to make our baskets but will also forage a few other materials that can be found in the woods.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

April 19th
Pea Frame

Make one of these beautiful pea frames for the garden. They look great and support many of your climbing flowers, a great feature for the garden. We will use a jig to make this obelisk shape and weave a spiral to the top.

10:30 to 16:30
Cost of the workshop £45.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me


May

May 25th
Willow Sculpture (Bird)

We will make a small willow sculpture of a bird with the lovely range of willow that I grow here at Mellingey.   We will start by making an armature for the sculpture to be woven onto, throughout the day you will build and create your very own willow sculpture for your garden.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

May 26th
Foragers Basket

It’s a simple basket that is made using a basic hoop frame. By the end of the day everybody will be taking home a uniquely beautiful basket to be proud of. We will mainly use willow to make our baskets but will also forage a few other materials that can be found in the woods.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

May 29th
Bird House

Another great addition for your garden, create this beautiful bird nest box using a wooden base and willow.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

May 30th
Dragonfly

We will make a large dragonfly willow sculpture with the lovely range of willow that I grow here at Mellingey.   We will start by making an armature for the sculpture to be woven onto and throughout the day you will build and create your very own willow sculpture for your garden or pond.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

June

June 5th, 6th & 7th
Residential Woodland Crafts Weekend

This year we will be offering a Woodlands Crafts Weekend!!

Over the weekend we will make a Woodland Foragers Basket, a hand-crafted Stool and some ‘Gypsy Flowers’.  All of which you get to take home with you.  All materials used will be sourced from the surrounding woodland at Mellingey Willow Craft Centre.  Camping space is available for you to bring your tent or alternatively we have some camping accommodation to offer.

All meals will be included and we will be making our own home made stone baked pizza in our clay oven along with some other delicious meals cooked over the open fire.

The residential weekend is for anybody who enjoys the great outdoors, camping, crafts or just learning new skills.  You don't need to have any skills in woodland crafts or willow work to attend this weekend.  We will work in small groups so everybody gets a chance to create their woodland crafts with close support.

Friday 5th June: Arrive!  Set up camp, introductions, gather and prepare materials needed for our workshops. A fairly relaxed night, a communal supper around the fire whilst cooking our pizzas in the clay oven. 

Saturday 6th June: Workshops; the group will be split in half and you will either spend the day with my good friend Dale making a wooden stool or with me (Emma), making your basket. We will all meet for lunch and the afternoon will be finishing either of your workshops. We will meet again at the end of the day to share another delicious meal around the campfire and talk about our successes of the day.

Sunday 7th June: For those that made stools and baskets on the Saturday - it's time to swop over! Again, meeting for lunch and an evening meal before departing.

Prices:
Cost of the weekend all materials, tuition, food and camping pitch included £295

Mellingey Mill Craft Centre Set up:
We are completely off grid with no electricity and work only with hand tools – guidance and supervision in their safe use will be provided.
We have a compost loo and a washing area and a shared field kitchen.
We are situated in a quiet peaceful valley and surrounded by wildlife nature and woodland.


Good to know:
We have both worked within our fields for many years and are very enthusiastic and passionate about our crafts.
We are situated just outside of Padstow.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate dogs - even well behaved ones!

Please be aware this special weekend will be limited to 8 people only, so booking is essential.  To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

June 13th
Fruit Basket

We will make a  fruit basket using traditional weaving techniques and willow. This workshop will require no previous experience as I will teach you step by step the process of making it.  I will have a few types of processed willow available for you to use and will tell you how the willow has been processed.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

June 21st
Willow Sculpture (Bird)

We will make a small willow sculpture of a bird with the lovely range of willow that I grow here at Mellingey.   We will start by making an armature for the sculpture to be woven onto, throughout the day you will build and create your very own willow sculpture for your garden.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

June 27th
Dragonfly

We will make a large dragonfly willow sculpture with the lovely range of willow that I grow here at Mellingey.   We will start by making an armature for the sculpture to be woven onto and throughout the day you will build and create your very own willow sculpture for your garden or pond.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

July

July 5th
Foragers Basket

It’s a simple basket that is made using a basic hoop frame. By the end of the day everybody will be taking home a uniquely beautiful basket to be proud of. We will mainly use willow to make our baskets but will also forage a few other materials that can be found in the woods.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

July 11th
Fruit Basket

We will make a  fruit basket using traditional weaving techniques and willow. This workshop will require no previous experience as I will teach you step by step the process of making it.  I will have a few types of processed willow available for you to use and will tell you how the willow has been processed.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

July 19th
Willow Sculpture (Bird)

We will make a small willow sculpture of a bird with the lovely range of willow that I grow here at Mellingey.   We will start by making an armature for the sculpture to be woven onto, throughout the day you will build and create your very own willow sculpture for your garden.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

July 29th
Willow Wednesday

This is a 2 hour workshop for you and your family. Throughout the summer we will be running short and simple workshops were both children and adults can make willow items.

Places are limited so booking is essential.  Age 10+.  All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost per Child = £12.00, Adults £15.00, Family deal: 2 Adults 2 Children £45.00

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

August

August 2nd
Foragers Basket

It’s a simple basket that is made using a basic hoop frame. By the end of the day everybody will be taking home a uniquely beautiful basket to be proud of. We will mainly use willow to make our baskets but will also forage a few other materials that can be found in the woods.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

August 5th
Willow Wednesday

This is a 2 hour workshop for you and your family. Throughout the summer we will be running short and simple workshops were both children and adults can make willow items.

Places are limited so booking is essential.  Age 10+.  All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost per Child = £12.00, Adults £15.00, Family deal: 2 Adults 2 Children £45.00

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

August 8th
Fruit Basket

We will make a  fruit basket using traditional weaving techniques and willow. This workshop will require no previous experience as I will teach you step by step the process of making it.  I will have a few types of processed willow available for you to use and will tell you how the willow has been processed.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

August 12th
Willow Wednesday

This is a 2 hour workshop for you and your family. Throughout the summer we will be running short and simple workshops were both children and adults can make willow items.

Places are limited so booking is essential.  Age 10+.  All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost per Child = £12.00, Adults £15.00, Family deal: 2 Adults 2 Children £45.00

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

August 16th
Willow Sculpture (Bird)

We will make a small willow sculpture of a bird with the lovely range of willow that I grow here at Mellingey.   We will start by making an armature for the sculpture to be woven onto, throughout the day you will build and create your very own willow sculpture for your garden.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

August 19th
Willow Wednesday

This is a 2 hour workshop for you and your family. Throughout the summer we will be running short and simple workshops were both children and adults can make willow items.

Places are limited so booking is essential.  Age 10+.  All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost per Child = £12.00, Adults £15.00, Family deal: 2 Adults 2 Children £45.00

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

August 22nd
Dragonfly

We will make a large dragonfly willow sculpture with the lovely range of willow that I grow here at Mellingey.   We will start by making an armature for the sculpture to be woven onto and throughout the day you will build and create your very own willow sculpture for your garden or pond.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

August 26th
Willow Wednesday

This is a 2 hour workshop for you and your family. Throughout the summer we will be running short and simple workshops were both children and adults can make willow items.

Places are limited so booking is essential.  Age 10+.  All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost per Child = £12.00, Adults £15.00, Family deal: 2 Adults 2 Children £45.00

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

August 30th
Foragers Basket

It’s a simple basket that is made using a basic hoop frame. By the end of the day everybody will be taking home a uniquely beautiful basket to be proud of. We will mainly use willow to make our baskets but will also forage a few other materials that can be found in the woods.

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

September

September 2nd
Willow Wednesday

This is a 2 hour workshop for you and your family. Throughout the summer we will be running short and simple workshops were both children and adults can make willow items.

Places are limited so booking is essential.  Age 10+.  All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cost per Child = £12.00, Adults £15.00, Family deal: 2 Adults 2 Children £45.00

10:30 to 17:30
Cost of the workshop £50.00pp

To book your place please call 07739808759 or Contact Me

MORE DATES WILL BE ADDED SOON

Tailored Workshops, Courses & Group Talks

I would be delighted to hear from you if you have any suggestions for future courses or if you would like me to attend your event, provide a talk or demonstration for your group or club and if you would like to arrange a small private workshop or course.  Please get in touch if you would like to discuss anything.