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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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New Exhibition by Michael Howely running through october

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For yourself or a gift to a friend this is a great workshop with 3 places left. £50 all inclusive. Create a beautiful mosaic on granite for any garden or yard. info@laurabarnesart.com ... See MoreSee Less

Mosaic For The Garden

February 11, 2018, 10:30am - February 11, 2018, 3:00pm

For yourself or a gift to a friend this is a great workshop with 3 places left. £50 all inclusive. Create a beautiful mosaic on granite for any garden or yard. info@laurabarnesart.com

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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 my driftwood; ) or if you have a special piece of your own you can incorpurate that into your basket.
This is a 2 day course and suitable for beginners and intermediates.
£150 per person includes all materials and limited to just 6 weavers.
Go to www.creativewithnature.co.uk to book direct or contact me here. xx
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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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These stylish & practical plant supports are ideal for any garden, you'll have time to weave 2 supports during the day and dragonflies to sit on top! You can book direct on my website www.creativewithnature.co.uk or contact me here. xx ... See MoreSee Less

Willow Pea Climbers & Plant Obelisks

April 22, 2018, 10:00am - April 22, 2018, 4:00pm

These stylish & practical plant supports are ideal for any garden, you'll have time to weave 2 supports during the day and dragonflies to sit on top! You can book direct on my website www.creativewith...

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