whittle & weave workshops

Take in the picturesque views and enjoy the relaxing ambience of being in the woodlands, listening to the sound of bird song whilst participating in a mindful workshop whittling with wood and weaving with Willow. 

 

We have an exciting seasonal programme of events to offer to include the use of natural materials we source locally. Our workshops are suited to adults but also designed with families in mind, those with teenagers and/or children aged 8yrs and over.

Our published dates are both during term time and also during the holidays so will attract different audiences.

 

See below for our Spring and Summer programme of events.

Spring Programme

We are inspired by our surroundings. Spring in the woods on the Birtley Estate is magical, the birds are in full song as they get busy building their nests and the bluebells look just amazing.

Dates

> Sunday 3rd April

> Wednesday 13th April

 

Morning workshop

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Whittling a wooden bird and/or egg

  • OR

  • Whittling a wooden pen plus ink drawing

 

Enhance your project with pyrography and painting skills.

Lunch break

Time: 12:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring a picnic

Midday activity

The midday activity is optional and available to those joining both our morning and afternoon workshop.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Movement and dance in the woods

 

Afternoon workshop

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Weaving a Willow bird feeder

  • Making fat balls for feeder

  • Weave a birds nest

Summer Programme

​​Celebrate our inner hippy in this mindful and relaxing workshop. Enjoy the Summer sunshine and the beauty of your surroundings and far-reaching views.

Dates

> Thursday 16th June

> Friday 29th July

> Friday 19th August

Morning workshop

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Whittling beads and jewellery making

  • Walking sticks

  • Bows & arrows

 

Lunch break

Time: 12:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bring a picnic

 

Midday activity

The midday activity is optional and available to those joining both our morning and afternoon workshop.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

> Yoga in the woods

 

Afternoon workshop

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 pm.

  • Dream Catchers

  • Foraging and natural platters

Suitability

These workshops are designed for adults, teenagers and families including children of 8 yrs and over.

 

What's included

All materials

  • All materials

  • Tea, Coffee and cold drinks

 

What shall I bring with me?

  • Please bring your own flask, cup and/or water bottle

  • Please bring your own pack lunch 

  • A foldable chair if you have one

  • Sharp secateurs if you have them

This is an outdoor workshop so please dress according to the weather, we have shelter if it rains.

The studio is accessible for wheelchair users too.

Groups

We can facilitate private groups and party bookings including hen parties and corporate events, please contact the organiser to discuss your requirements.

COVID 19 Policy
We would like to assure our visitors and trainees that we run COVID 19 safe events and have put together a list of procedures that we would like our visitors and staff to adhere to. Please see here for further information: Health & Safety

 

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We reserve the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond our reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

 

If the course is cancelled by the organiser for any reason we will contact you as soon as possible and will always endeavour to reschedule your booking for another date, however, if this is not possible a full refund will be provided.

Our full terms and conditions including our cancellation policy are available to view and agree upon when making a booking