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Creative with Nature as an idea started about 12 years ago. I was looking for a way to get people outdoors and to use, create with, understand and cherish the abundant natural materials all around us in our natural environment, to value where we live, not just in monetary terms but as a key to our own happiness and as an asset with intrinsic value all of its own that as custodians we should be looking after.

Since then I’ve worked with hundreds of people of all ages and abilities and the statement that is feed back to me most often (at least once every course or session I run!) is just how therapeutic weaving with willow is.

There is something very special about understanding a natural material and then working together to create something beautiful, unique and often functional too.

I work regularly with people from all walks of life teaching willow sculpture and basketry and I weave unique pieces for sale through my Gallery & Workshop in Todmorden.

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Radius Exhibition February

An exhibition of foraged materials within a five miles radius of home

Radius Exhibition February

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Weave your choice of larger bird, Heron, Goose, Pheasant, Chicken or a choice of your own on this full day course. All materials provided and expert tuition from Joe Gregory to help you achieve your perfect willow bird sculpture ... See MoreSee Less

Larger Bird Sculpture at Cedar Farm, Mawdsley

June 24, 2018, 10:00am - June 24, 2018, 3:00pm

Weave your choice of larger bird, Heron, Goose, Pheasant, Chicken or a choice of your own on this full day course. All materials provided and expert tuition from Joe Gregory to help you achieve your p...

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Learn basic weaving techniques to weave your own functional serving platter on this half day course. Suitable for hot pans as well as displaying breads and cheeses. ... See MoreSee Less

Platters and Serving Trays at Creative with Nature Studio

June 14, 2018, 10:00am - June 14, 2018, 3:00pm

Learn basic weaving techniques to weave your own functional serving platter on this half day course. Suitable for hot pans as well as displaying breads and cheeses.

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These baskets are the most simple of all baskets to weave and a variety of shapes can be woven with them making this course ideal for beginners new to basketry. Over the course of the day you’ll weave & take home your own frame basket. ... See MoreSee Less

Frame Basket Course at Creative with Nature Studio

June 9, 2018, 10:00am - June 9, 2018, 3:00pm

These baskets are the most simple of all baskets to weave and a variety of shapes can be woven with them making this course ideal for beginners new to basketry. Over the course of the day you’ll wea...

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