**Workshop Update**

If your are booked on a workshop in the coming months I will keep in touch and update you on whether they will be running, with the ever changing rules i won’t know until nearer the dates, but rest assured I am in constant contact with the venues and other tutors and we are poised and ready to go when we are allowed ! 

If your workshop doesn’t go ahead I have plenty of dates waiting in the wings so they’re will be lots of choice to move your booking. I will make sure that everyone has the opportunity to get to a workshop and will add more dates to the calendar as soon as things are moving. If you have any worries please get in touch, otherwise stay safe and happy 😊 

Looking forward to seeing you.

Rachel Harwood

Willow Wrap Cover

Its a Wrap!

Today I am going to show you how to make a simple wrap. A useful way to tie bundle of rods together on many different projects, such as the wigwams, animal legs, bird houses etc.

  • You will need a bunch of rods suitable for your project.
  • A single piece of thicker willow for the spacer.
  • A long piece of willow for the wrap.
  • Take the spacer, hold it with your bundle of sticks that you want to wrap.
  • Take the piece you are going to use for your wrap, kink it and pop it on and wrap it round you bundle of sticks, holding them altogether nice and tightly. 
  • Keep wrapping until you get to about a foot length left at the end of the rod or enough to fee back through the wrap.
  • Once you get near to the end, take it all in one hand, pull out the spacer.
  • Take the end of the rod and push it through the space that you just created by taking the spacer out and give it a nice pull to tighten.
  • Clip off the ends.
Gift Voucher Sample

Gift Voucher

Gift Voucher Sample

Treat a loved one or family member to a gift voucher for a workshop.

These vouchers can be customised with wording to suit such “Happy birthday we’ve arranged for you to join Rachel on a wonderful willow workshop”. The voucher can be sent by post or email to either you or the recipient.

Vouchers are dated from the date of receipt or occasion and are valid for 12months, they are redeemable against workshops or products but not cash.

Just use the form below to contact me with a voucher request.

Willow Birdhouse

Willow Bird Box

To celebrate National Nest Box Week, here’s a hedgerow mini make. There are lots of ways to make bird houses, but this is the most simple version. I have used hedgerow materials, but you can also use willow.

How to Make –

  • You will need – 7 thick rods about 2 foot long, lots of thin rods, any length and string.
  • Wrap and tie the seven rods, bend them over at the bottom to splay them out.
  • Take one of the thinner rods, insert the tip between tow of the uprights and weave in-between each one, when you run out add another in the same place, it does not matter wether you start with a tip or the butt end, do whatever suits your material it will depend on the flexibility.
  • Weave the shape you want all the way up, then wrap and tie the top.
  • Trim off any bits sticking out and lastly cut an entrance out somewhere in the middle.