Willow cultivation course


This course will include the different techniques of creating a heart using willow. You will learn the different ways in which to create a heart including roping to make a number of attractive willow hearts to display in your house and garden.

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On this course you will join Sarah at her smallholding in Caerphilly. She will walk you around her withy bed describing cultivating willow including planting and coppicing. You can see some of the 26 varieties of willow that she grows with the vibrancy of the colours at its best at this time of year. You can take part in the process of cutting and grading the willows.
This course takes place in an exposed location. Winter clothing is strongly advised as are wellies.

This course is £37 payable by Stripe, Paypal, bank transfer or by cheque. The course is 3 hours and held in Caerphilly

All materials and tools are provided and you take home everything you make. Please bring any refreshments and snacks with you.

If the course is full please leave your email address on the waiting list and you will be notified when a new date is added.


Sarah Hatton, the course tutor, has been willow weaving since 2008. She has been involved in many large scale projects, most recently producing 70 gift baskets for the World Leaders attending the NATO Summit in Newport. Sarah was awarded the Craft Showcase Award 2015 at Made by Hand, Cardiff. She grows her own willow in Caerphilly which gives her a yearlong sustainable source of willow.
Guided by your tutor Sarah she will take you through the course step by step and will make sure that you go home with something you are proud of.

Terms of cancellation

If you are unable to attend a course please let me know as soon as possible.

  • If a cancellation is made 28 days or more before the course start date then a full refund will be given.
  • If a cancellation is made between 28 days and 14 days before the course start date and we are able to allocate your place to another student, then a 50% refund will be given. In the event that we are unable to allocate your place to another student, no refund will be given.
  • If a cancellation is made less than 14 days before the course start date then no refund will be given.

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Additional information

Date and time

10am – 1pm 14th January 2024, Future date