Willow Creations for the Home & Garden 

Michelle Cain, Willow Artist

Glamping Holiday Dates 
 1st - 6th July 2018 
  • 5 nights glamping accommodation (Sunday - Friday)
  • Half board (breakfasts & lunches Monday - Friday)
  • 20 hours willow craft tuition (approx 4-5 hrs a day, Monday - Friday)
  • Materials for your willow craft creations

Michelle has worked as a professional willow artist for over twenty years.  She has been commissioned for film & TV and summer festivals including Glastonbury, Shambala & the Big Chill.  She won the Jersey Architecture Design Awards in 2017 for her Giant Toad Trail, and even designed and planted the living willow garden at Top of the Woods!

What to expect

  • Design, create & take home your willow creations  

  • learn contemporary and traditional weaving techniques and how to apply them to different willow structures

  • Learn about willow and how to use the traditional hand tools for willow making 

 

Find out more about Michelle Cain 

Craft Course Itinerary

Suitable for beginners or intermediate willow weavers. Max 12 places.

  • Sunday - Glamping check-in from 2pm

  • Monday - Michelle will introduce you to the key principles of willow & weaving techniques. You will practice by creating something to decorate your glamping pitch, e.g a willow heart, wind catchers or dragon fly, or design your own glamping decorations

  • Tuesday & Wednesday - Make a willow nature sculpture. Using the contemporary willow weaving craft techniques, try weaving a hare, badger or even a fox!  ​

  • Thursday & Friday - Learn traditional basketry willow weaving craft techniques.  Choose to make a traditional welsh basket, storage or log basket for your home.  Or for the garden, a birdhouse of plant willow obelisk for your climbing flowers.

Food
  • The menu will include hot breakfasts and lunches, inspired by international cuisines and changing throughout the week

  • Jon cooks all his food from fresh & with quality ingredients

  • Meals will be served communally in the Banquet Barn, unless you are on location when you will be provided with a food pack to take with you

  • Hot & cold drinks will be available during your course, including quality tea\coffee 

  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you book   

Creative & Craft glamping holiday from £499 per person including
  • 5 Nights Glamping Accommodation

  • Half Board (Breakfasts & Lunches Mon - Fri)

  • 20 hrs Professional tuition

 
Booking notes
  • If you'd like to come as a couple but only one of you wants to attend the course, the cost for the second person is £149 (accommodation & half board only)

  • Solo bookings will stay in a Glamping Bell Tent

  • Two person bookings will stay in a Glamping Pioneer Camp

  • You can upgrade to an Eco Boutique Safari Lodge for £99

For group booking enquires contact us at info@topofthewoods.co.uk

Stay For The Weekend for an extra £75! 
Glamping Bell Tent save **£95**
Glamping Pioneer Camp save **£125**
Eco Boutique Safari Lodge save **195**

For a truly relaxed weekend, treat yourself to our 'Food & Fire' package (£50 per adult) and we'll include your Fri & Sat evening meals, Sat & Sun hot breakfasts and your firewood!

Take home what you have created in your willow craft course!

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