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Workshops, talks and demonstrations

Workshops

Everyone can have a go at willow weaving. We can run workshops at your events including:

  • Festivals and shows
  • Societies and social club gatherings
  • Hen parties – making hearts and garlands
  • Childrens parties

Talks

Sarah Hatton can provide your group, society, or organization with a highly informative and entertaining talk about all aspects of willow weaving. She will cover topics such as the cultivation and coppicing of willow, how to prepare willow for weaving, different types of baskets, and the weaves used to make them. She will also discuss her business and achievements. Additionally, Sarah will bring a selection of baskets and willow so that the audience can fully appreciate the ancient rural craft of willow weaving.

Costs

Sarah charges £30 for a 45-minute talk within the CF83 postcode area. For other areas, she adds a mileage charge of 45p per mile. Sarah is also happy to combine her willow talk with a small, hour-long workshop, allowing members the opportunity to make one willow item. This workshop is charged at £8 per person, with a minimum of 12 people and a maximum of 30 people.

Demonstrations

Sarah would be happy to attend your event and demonstrate the traditional and ancient art of willow weaving. She can show your visitors a variety of willow weaving skills. Including creating a stake and strand base to show the beginning of a basket. Splitting and shaving willow to show how to create ribs for the traditional Welsh Cyntell and weaving a garden trug. If there is a weaving technique that you would like Sarah to show your visitors please let her know. She will do her very best to accommodate you.

Costs

Sarah charges £30 per hour within the CF postcode area. For other areas a mileage charge of 45p per mile will be added.

Please get in contact if you would like Sarah to run a workshop, give a talk or demonstrate to your visitors and guests at your event.