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2022 Playhouses

Playhouse making is a seasonal activity which has to work around the annual willow harvest. As soon as Christmas is over, I dust off my tools, put on my warmest jumpers and head outside to start making.  If you want a playhouse this year, you can either choose and buy one from my website or pay a £150 deposit. Either way, I will let you know a rough delivery estimate. I make playhouses in the order in which orders and deposits arrive, but will try to accommodate requests for deliveries in time for birthdays and other special occasions.

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first on-line class is ready!

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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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