Create A Willow Birdhouse

With Jacquie Rolls

Saturday 20th October, 9.30am to 1.30pm


As the cold weather draws in and wild food becomes scarce, this is the time of year when we like to do what we can to help the local birdlife. A great way to do this is to create a small birdhouse from willow. The type of entrance that you create will vary depending on the type of birds that you want to attract. This is a great introduction to basic basket making techniques. As well as tuition on the day Jacquie will provide further information including links to resources/materials and how to look after willow sculptures that you keep outside.

All materials and tools will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own gloves, secateurs etc if you would prefer.

Please note that working with willow and using small tools can be tiring on the hands and requires a good level of hand dexterity. this may be difficult to do if you have arthritis or a similar condition, so please let us  know if you need buff willow instead of the traditional brown (which is much tougher) as it’s  kinder on the hands. Please wear clothing you are comfortable working and it is advisable to bring an extra layer, as some of the day may be spent outside.

Complimentary tea and coffee is provided throughout the session.

Book now by calling us on 01489 7794471


If you are interested in this course you may also like:

Mixed Media Art with Emma Morrissey

Foil Christmas Decorations with Kate Watkins

Christmas Willow Crafts with Jacquie Rolls


Booking policy

In order to keep our activities at an affordable, and accessible, rate for all, we operate the following booking policy.
1.     We require advance payment on booking for all classes and are unable to reserve places without payment.
2.     Materials and resources are bought to match the number of people booked onto the course. As a result we cannot guarantee places will be available on the day unless pre-booked. Please always phone to check
3.     In the event of a customer choosing to cancel their course a refund cannot be given, unless we can fill the space.
4.     Should the d.@rt Centre have to cancel a workshop you have booked onto, an alternative workshop or date will be offered. Where this is not possible or acceptable to you, a full refund will be paid