Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Jo Hammond – Christmas Wreath and Willow Decorations***SORRY FULLY BOOKED***

£75.00 | 5th December - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | SORRY FULLY BOOKED


With Jo’s expert guidance, learn simple weaving techniques to create your own English willow hoop, and then build it up with natural materials to make a lush traditional wreath. With its evergreen foliage, twigs, cones and berries, this lovely decoration will last for weeks indoors or out.
After lunch learn how to make a range of English willow a Christmas decorations such as an stars and Christmas trees. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners.

Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and mince pies 

About your tutor

An East Anglian native, Jo Hammond grew up and continues to live in ‘Constable Country’ .

Her degree in Fine Art shows itself in her feel for simple rhythmic designs

Other qualifications include a City and Guilds 7307 Teacher’s Certificate and a Certificate in Countryside and Heritage Interpretation

She aims to use and promote locally-grown materials and make the most of the wonderful variety of colours to be found in willow.

Jo began basketmaking when living in the middle of a wood- the gift of a book opened her eyes to the weaving materials that were all around her home

Teaching and demonstrating for the last twenty years, Jo has worked with a variety of organisations including the Field Studies Council, National Trust, Suffolk College, Museum of East Anglian Life, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, and the Woodland Trust. Jo seeks constantly to learn about her craft and promote skills and enjoyment with her work.

Jo has had a book published which is currently available from many outlets.

What you will need to bring

All materials and tools are included on this workshop.

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