Craft Academy Full Day Workshop - FESTIVE WILLOW REINDEER with Rachel Harwood - Sunday 3rd November 2024 - 09:30am

Thursday 31st October 2024 - Sunday 3rd November 2024

NEC, Birmingham

This workshop takes place on Sunday 3rd November 9.30 - 16.30

Join Rachel on a fabulous full day Willow Weaving workshop and learn how to sculpt your very own 4ft reindeer ready to take home and decorate for the festive season. 

The day is broken down into segments to make it fun and achievable and everything you need is included. 

An apron is provided, but we suggest that may want to wear old clothes too. 

Under Rachel’s guidance you will:

•    Learn how to build a large body framework.
•    Try out a variety of weaving techniques.
•    Gain in-depth knowledge of how Willow sculptures are created.
•    Find all about the lifecycle and processing of willow.
•    Gain advice on aftercare.
•    Obtain lots of individual help, with the opportunity to ask all your questions.
•    Learn all about the tools and how you can progress your weaving skills at home.

Full day Academy workshop tickets include: 

•    Lunch and refreshments throughout day.
•    All materials and equipment required. 
•    Complementary ticket to visit the main show on another day.  

Important Note: 
This class is suitable for beginners over the age of 16, but a degree of hand strength is needed. 


Meet the Tutor:
Rachel Harwood

Drawing on her experiences of wildlife and nature, Rachel uses British grown willow from Somerset to create sculptures for the home and garden. Connecting with the natural environment is her passion and she tries to capture the movement of nature in her sculptures. Rachel loves to teach, passing on her practices and inspiring people on the use and beauty of natural materials to reconnect with the natural world.

* Show times are subject to change. Please check the ICHF Events website for up to date timings.

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This workshop takes place on Sunday 3rd November 9.30 - 16.30

Join Rachel on a fabulous full day Willow Weaving workshop and learn how to sculpt your very own 4ft reindeer ready to take home and decorate for the festive season. 

The day is broken down into segments to make it fun and achievable and everything you need is included. 

An apron is provided, but we suggest that may want to wear old clothes too. 

Under Rachel’s guidance you will:

•    Learn how to build a large body framework.
•    Try out a variety of weaving techniques.
•    Gain in-depth knowledge of how Willow sculptures are created.
•    Find all about the lifecycle and processing of willow.
•    Gain advice on aftercare.
•    Obtain lots of individual help, with the opportunity to ask all your questions.
•    Learn all about the tools and how you can progress your weaving skills at home.

Full day Academy workshop tickets include: 

•    Lunch and refreshments throughout day.
•    All materials and equipment required. 
•    Complementary ticket to visit the main show on another day.  

Important Note: 
This class is suitable for beginners over the age of 16, but a degree of hand strength is needed. 


Meet the Tutor:
Rachel Harwood

Drawing on her experiences of wildlife and nature, Rachel uses British grown willow from Somerset to create sculptures for the home and garden. Connecting with the natural environment is her passion and she tries to capture the movement of nature in her sculptures. Rachel loves to teach, passing on her practices and inspiring people on the use and beauty of natural materials to reconnect with the natural world.