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Creative with Nature as an idea started about 10 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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Changing Exhibitions

New Exhibition by Jason Smallui coming in July 2017

Changing Exhibitions

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Well that was a busy weekend! Had a great time at the #RHS Tatton Flower Show with Dig In North West. A mixed bag weather wise, but loads to see and do, a few catch ups and lots of flowers🌹🌸🌻🌼🌷🌺 xx
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Getting a little excited! I'll be at the #RHS Tatton Flower Show tomorrow with the crew from Dig In North West and their charity show garden, "The Preston Buffet" wonder if there'll be any celebraties left for me😉 xx ... See MoreSee Less

Little bit of media attention today....

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"...exhilarating" - The New Yorker on “Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection,” which highlights works of Japanese bamboo art dating from the late 19th century to the present. met.org/2t...

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