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

foraged basket weekend 3 2017

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I've also got just 2 places left on this 2 day basket course. It's a really good one! Let me know if you'd like to book. xx ... See MoreSee Less

Asymmetrical Basket 2 Day course

April 28, 2018, 10:00am - April 29, 2018, 4:00pm

I love this basket! It looks fantastic and it's easier to weave than a traditional basket while still maintaning its strength!! The wooden handle really set them off and it means I've found a use for ...

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I've got just 2 places left on this course in Hebden Bridge, it's a really good intro to basket weaving with the flowers and sculpture with the hearts. Let me know if you'd like to book. xx ... See MoreSee Less

Willow Hearts & Flowers course

April 15, 2018, 10:00am - April 15, 2018, 4:00pm

Over the day learn weaving techniques to weave flowers & hearts in the lovely setting of the Quilt Cabin in Hebden Bridge. flowers are a great introduction to basket weaving, the middle is the bottom ...

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Lunch time stroll with Dipper. I love my town #todmorden
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