Festive Willow Weaving Reindeers | Saturday 24th November | 1.30pm until 2.45pm


Festive Willow Weaving Reindeers | Saturday 24th November | 1.30pm until 2.45pm


Join us this festive season and create your very own Willow Weave Reindeer decoration, perfect to decorate  your home with or add to a centre piece on your Christmas table. Refreshments, materials and tools included. Scroll down for full details.

Fancy a free lunch? see below details on how to get your free 2 course lunch with a glass of wine!



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Festive Willow Weaving Reindeers Workshop

Saturday 24th November 2018 | 1.30pm until 2.45pm

Fancy a free lunch? – Book this workshop and the Garland Willow Weave Workshop (10.00am until 12.30pm) at the same time and we will serve you a 2 course homemade lunch with a glass of local wine for FREE! Simply add a note in the comments box when booking, saying ‘Free Lunch’.

Get into the festive spirit this season and join us to make a beautiful selection of unique Willow Weave Reindeer decorations. Perfect for decorate your home or string together to make bunting. Add lights or add them to a centre piece to your Christmas table. The perfect way to start the festive season!

Our talented tutor Chris will guide you through the process step by step in this fun hands on activity. Showing you how to work with the willow and sharing with you her years of experience and knowledge of tools and materials; by the end of your session you will have made a lovely selection of Reindeers ready to decorate your home.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginner. All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments.

“The beauty of this once commonplace craft, is now an increasingly rare craft”

Outline of the day

1.20pm Enjoy a cup of Tea or Coffee or a glass of local wine and settle in

1.30pm Welcome and meet your tutor Chris Baxter who will demonstration on how to work with willow

Get hands on making your Reindeers

2.45pm Home time with your Reindeers to show your family and friends and decorate your home.

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 8.

For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, events@ruralantics.co.uk or 01949 81393.

For frequently asked questions about our workshops visit our FAQ page – click here

Want to know what happened at our Willow Weave Workshop held in January 2018, click here to read our blog.

About Chris Baxter

Chris has an exceptional talent and skill as a basket maker. Expressing her art genes originally through Fine Art she then turned to working with willow. Tutored by Jane Jennifer in Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, her teachings has come from a confirmed heritage that began over 100 years ago starting with Ronnie Woods family. A member of the Basketmakers’ Association she shares their aim “to promote the knowledge  basketry, chairseating and allied crafts…”

Working locally she produces bespoke commission pieces and regularly teaches willow workshops. Working in willow that is harvested in the UK (Nottinghamshire and Somerset)

Giving as a gift?

When you order request a gift voucher in the notes and we’ll send you by email a home-print gift voucher describing the workshop. Gift vouchers are fully flexible and if your recipient isn’t available on that date or doesn’t want to do this workshop, we will happily move them to another date or different workshop (of equivalent/lower price).




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