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At last ..... my first online class is ready! If you've been itching to get your hands on some willow, the time has finally come! I've chosen plant supports as the first project, since everyone seems to be gardening at the moment. It's really fun to do and you end up with a beautiful and genuinely useful item at the end of it. Have a look these beauties ..... ...... ALL of the plant supports photographed here were made by my lovely friends who test-drove the class for me. Don't they look great?! They were all new to the craft and made...

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NEW! - the Podkin

  Introducing a brand new addition to my playhouse family..... the Podkin!I've been wanting for ages to come up with a design that would fit through a standard doorway so that it could be an indoor den in a playroom or child's bedroom. But I wanted it to share the easily recognisable curves of my other playhouses and be big enough to be comfortable for a small child.Finally, I've had the time to experiment and I'm really pleased with the result.The Podkin costs £475 plus delivery (£75 to a UK mainland address) More details here.

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Last chance to make a basket in 2019!

Join me next Saturday at The Base to make a basket in a dayThis will be my last class for this year where you can make a complete basket before my workshops go all Christmassy at the end of October! 10am -5pm at The Base which is a new venue on Greenham Common run by Newbury Corn Exchange. The Base is about 10 minutes from Newbury at RG19 6HN. There's a great café in the building run by The Honesty Group and the current exhibition is all about the artists who illustrated Ladybird books. The class is, I think, the most interesting...

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New Ashgate Gallery Exhibition and Workshop

Some of my cat baskets are in a new exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham alongside bent wood trugs by Jane Crisp and textiles by Madeleine Jude. I will also be teaching a short class in rush weaving at the gallery on October 14th 2-4pm as part of Farnham's Craft Month. Buy tickets by phoning the Gallery on 01252 713208.

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Onion den in show garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show this week

It's a new month and a new RHS Flower Show! Chatsworth House in Derbyshire hosts this month's RHS Flower Show from 6th-10th June, and one of my large onion-shaped willow dens is making an appearance in a show garden there. 'A Family Garden' has been designed by Amanda Waring of Catfoot Garden Design for CCLA.  Amanda has won gold medals at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016 and RHS Tatton Park 2014, as well as Best Show garden at Tatton 2014 and a Silver-Gilt Medal at Tatton 2015. This onion den is for sale at 25% off to anyone who...

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