Website coming soon!

Well…this is exciting, very soon I hope to be launching website which will replace, in part, this blog. Having a website ought to make finding information about me and my work easier.

In the meantime and while the hamsters are speeding away getting the website up and running, I’ll add a flyer for the workshop and a reminder that I will be at The Park Market this Sunday 28th August.


Sadly, this little chap (above) won’t be joining me, I left him in my window at home and a friend came by and snapped him up (I must get the payment from her soon!)


The girls (above) will be there, hottentot chicken and her chum.

Don’t forget to register for the bird feeder workshop on 15th October, here’s what you can make:

Contact me via email to or through the contact form below if you are interested. The workshop is £25 and includes tea, coffee, cake, blather about willow and making bird feeders! – come along it’ll be great!


Going back to my roots at Primary Gardens:

Working with Willow – Birdfeeders Saturday 15th October 2016

Course information

This is a taster course organised with Primary Gardens.

The course will cover the following:

  • Brief introduction to the history of willow use in the UK and locally
  • Getting to know the materials
  • Safe working practices
  • Making the feeders!

The course will start at 10 and be completed by 1.oo, there will be tea and coffee served throughout the morning and there is a strong possibility of cake.

Primary is located at 33 Seely Rd, Nottingham NG7.  10 minutes on foot from Nottingham City centre and 30 minutes from Nottingham Train Station.

Our classroom is the Clay Studio at Primary Gardens details here and below


The cost for the workshop is £25 per adult, accompanied children (10—16) can attend for the same price with the accompanying adult being charged a reduced rate. Please contact if you have any questions.


The venue is level access with a ramp to the classroom. There is parking available but the venue is well serviced by public transport, the website link has extensive info about buses. Chris is bi lingual and can teach in English and BSL, she has taught learners of all ages and with a range of impairments, particularly those with sensory impairments. Chris has also taught people for whom English is not a first language. This workshop will be fully accessible to those with and without sight and hearing – for any queries please contact Chris direct at


If you are a complete beginner – this is the course for you. If you’ve made things in willow before this is also the course for you as there will be a choice of feeders that you can make which will have varying levels of skill requirements

The workshop will provide a useful introduction to the materials, tools and techniques used for basket making.

Yes please sign me up
Not this time but please keep me informed of other workshops like this


Contact number
Email address
Anything we need to know?


Please fill in the above details and return the form by Friday 30th September – there will be a minimum number needed to attend, if we don’t achieve that number the course will be cancelled and you will be informed by Saturday 1st October – please be sure to book by 30th Sept.

Return the form to  with a deposit of  at least £10 per person via paypal to the balance can be paid on the day.

Join us?

The above is a copy of the sign up form, I hope to develop a poster in the next few days, but if you are interested please do get in touch