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Willow Deer Workshop

from £145.00

Learn how to make a 3 foot willow deer for your home or garden with Devon-based willow artist, Katherine Miles.

Famed throughout the South West, Katherine's life-sized willow animal sculptures are displayed in stately homes, private gardens and as interior design pieces.

Katherine will guide you through the process, weaving along with you, at this exciting and fun workshop.

The workshop is suitable for beginners with no prior knowledge of weaving. All materials will be supplied, including locally sourced willow, but please feel free to bring along your favourite secateurs. It would also be advisable to wear old and comfortable clothing.

Your day

09.30 - 17.00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll be met at the top of the hill and transported to River Cottage HQ by tractor and trailer.

  • Welcome

    Start your morning with tea or coffee and tasty treats fresh from the River Cottage kitchen.

  • Morning session

    To get the day underway, Katherine will cover the basics of willow weaving and then guide you through the process, weaving along with you through the morning.

  • Lunch

    Food is always the focus at River Cottage, and a two-course lunch of local, seasonal fare will be one of the highlights of your day.

  • Afternoon session

    You'll return to your weaving after lunch, finishing off your deer sculpture. Once you've finished you can stand back and survey the beauty of your work!

  • Departure

    At the end of the day you’ll be whisked back up the hill by our tractor and trailer, along with your beautiful willow structure ready to adorn your home or garden.

Please note: This is a guide to the activities that will make up your course at River Cottage. This is by no means set in stone and will depend on seasonal availability.

On occasion cookery schools will use equipment that includes induction hobs. It is recommended that people with pace makers should not work on these units. If you are concerned or would like to check whether or not induction hobs will be used on the course you are interested in, please call us on 01297 630302.

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Further information...

This course is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.

We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest organic wines available to purchase.

If you need local accommodation we have a full list available.

We would advise that this course is only really suitable for 12 years of age and upwards. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

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