FALL & WINTER WORKSHOPS

To finish off our 2019 workshop season we will be holding classes from late September to early December creating baskets, garden supports and Christmas projects. Make a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special or bring them along and enjoy some time together. Your creations will be unique, handmade items that you will be proud to display or give away, and you will have fun making them. We promise!

Oh…and if you are looking for gifts, please join us on Saturday, November 23rd for our one-of-a-kind hand-made Basket Sale! Details to follow shortly.

If you have already caught the basketry bug, you will want to experience the challenge of crafting an oval basket or tray in our NEW two day oval workshop.

Please scroll down to see photos and descriptions of the projects we are offering.

All materials and tools are supplied. Invoices will be emailed within 48 hours of registration. Complimentary coffee and tea will be served for every class. A catered lunch option by the talented Chef Melissa Smeets at Melly Rolls is available for full day workshops. We will send you directions and details including info about the lunch one week prior to the class.

*Please note, most of our workshops are suitable for beginners, please read the class description for details. Intermediate and Serial Weavers are welcome in all of our workshops and encouraged to experiment with new weaves and shapes to improve their skills. Space is limited and workshops sell out quickly. Please join our waiting list if the class of your choice is sold out.

All baskets shown are representations and may vary in colour and size. 

ONE DAY BASKET

 
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Sun Sept 29th OR Sat nov 9th, 9am to 4pm

We can't wait to show you how to weave a basket! 

You will learn the fundamentals of constructing a simple round basket…forming the base, adding stakes, two different weaves, a simple border and a handle (if time permits). Enjoy a fun day, weave a basket for yourself or make a unique gift for someone special. You will make one small round basket or short sided tray on a 9” base with or without handles in this class. Beginners are welcome. Serial weavers may experiment with shapes, handles and different weaves.

THIS IS A ONE DAY CLASS FROM 9AM TO 4PM

Instruction, materials and coffee or tea: $130.00 Beginners welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

 
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To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours.


OVAL BASKET or TRAY

 
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SATURDAY & SUNDAY, Oct 26TH & 27TH, 9am to 4pm

*NEW!* We are excited to offer this two day workshop exploring an oval shaped basket or tray.

This class is offered to participants who have made at least two round stake and strand willow baskets in the past.* Challenge yourself with the next level of basketry, the oval base! If you are interested in furthering your love of basketry this is a great workshop for you. Over the two days you will have the opportunity to make some practice bases and then complete an oval tray, shopper or garden basket (with a handle, time permitting). Depending on your skill level you may explore slewing, French or English rand, a German four rod wale and single or double handles.

THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS FROM 9AM TO 4PM BOTH DAYS

Instruction, materials and coffee or tea: $210.00 *experience required (see description above).

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

 
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To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours. All baskets shown are representations and may vary in colour and size.


GARDEN GLOBE

 
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Wed Oct 30th, 9am to 4pm

SIMPLY STUNNING 

We held this workshop in May and July and the results were so fabulous we decided it was definitely worth repeating. You will love this beautiful ornament tucked in a corner of a flowerbed or displayed in a special container. Add lights for some nighttime interest in your winter garden or bring it inside. Size approx. 24” tall.

THIS IS A ONE DAY CLASS FROM 9AM TO 4PM

Instruction, materials and coffee or tea: $130.00 Beginners are welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

 
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To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours.


TWO DAY ROUND BASKET

 
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thurs & Fri oct 10th & 11th, 9AM to 4PM

One of our most popular workshops.

WEAVE a beautiful and useful basket you will be proud to display in your home. You will make a round base, add stakes and learn several basketry weaves in this project. 

Beginners are welcome. Intermediate and Serial Weavers may experiment with different techniques such as slewing, zigzag french rand, english rand, cordage and german wale in this class.

THIS IS A TWO DAY WORKSHOP FROM 9AM - 4PM BOTH DAYS

Instruction, materials and refreshments: $195.00 for a 10” high basket on a 12” base, with or without handles. Intermediate and Serial weavers may make larger baskets for an additional material fee based on the final size of your basket. Please contact us in advance if you would like to make something larger.

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

 
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To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours.


LARGE PLANT COLLAR

 
Mary’s false indigo is a perfect plant to grow in her Plant Collar

Mary’s false indigo is a perfect plant to grow in her Plant Collar

 

WED Oct 16th, 9AM to 4PM

BIG BOLD & BEAUTIFUL

A great gift for a gardener! You’ll be all ready for spring by making your plant support this fall. Give your largest plants the stately support they deserve when you create this fantastic woven willow collar! This decorative plant support is great for Hydrangeas, Delphiniums, big clumps of Peonies or other tall plants that need a little help staying upright in the garden.

THIS IS A ONE DAY WORKSHOP FROM 9AM - 4PM

Instruction, materials and coffee or tea: $130.00 Beginners are welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.BIG

 
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Linda’s beautiful Plants with Collars

Linda’s beautiful Plants with Collars

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To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours.


PEONY CROWN

 
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Thurs Oct 17th, Or SUN NOV 3rd, 1pm to 4PM

Too Gorgeous for Words!

Build your own UNIQUE Peony Crown/Plant Support. A Madame Twig creation, this one-of-a-kind plant support is both beautiful and functional in your garden, outdoor container or even inside your home. A perfect GIFT! This is your last chance to make a peony crown in 2019, don’t miss out!

THIS IS A HALF DAY CLASS FROM 1PM-4PM.

 
Linda’s Peony Crown worked beautifully as shown in the following three photos.

Linda’s Peony Crown worked beautifully as shown in the following three photos.

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Bev uses her peony crowns in her garden in summer and then transforms them into stunning urn arrangements for winter.

Bev uses her peony crowns in her garden in summer and then transforms them into stunning urn arrangements for winter.

 

Instruction, materials and coffee or tea: $80.00 Beginners are welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours.


IRISH SKIB

 
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SAT & SUN, OCT 19th & 20th, 9AM to 4PM

The Skib was a traditional basket used in Ireland for straining and serving potatoes.

A basket of great beauty, it can be used as a tray or hung on a wall as a work of art. We are pleased to share this lovely basket with you, taught to us by UK weaver Melanie Bastier.

THIS IS A TWO DAY WORKSHOP FROM 9AM - 4PM BOTH DAYS

Instruction, materials and coffee or tea: $195.00 for a 15” base. Beginners are welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book. 

 
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To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours.


CHRISTMAS TREE COLLAR

 
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sat Nov 16th, 9am to 4pm

This Xmas Tree Collar will last a lifetime!

ADORN THE BASE OF YOUR TREE WITH A GORGEOUS COLLAR OF WILLOW THAT YOU MAKE IN THIS ONE DAY WORKSHOP.

Instruction, materials and coffee or tea: $150.00. Beginners are welcome

THIS IS A ONE DAY CLASS

Please read our cancellation policy before you book. 

 
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Sheila’s beautiful tree with her collar in place, all ready for decorating..

Sheila’s beautiful tree with her collar in place, all ready for decorating..

 

To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours.


LARGE OBELISK

 
Rose’s Large Obelisk looks fantastic in her idyllic garden..

Rose’s Large Obelisk looks fantastic in her idyllic garden..

 

WED OCT 23RD 9am to 4pm

Fabulous for all seasons!

USEFUL FOR SO MANY THINGS! A PLANT SUPPORT, GARDEN FEATURE, DISPLAY IN A LARGE CONTAINER OR ADD A STRING OF LIGHTS AND SOME GLITTERING ORNAMENTS FOR A DIY INDOOR/OUTDOOR WINTER DISPLAY. 

Everyone wants one! Build a big, beautiful obelisk in this fun one day workshop. Height approx. 6 - 7ft.

THIS IS A ONE DAY WORKSHOP FROM 9AM - 4PM

Instruction, materials and coffee or tea: $145.00. Beginners are welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

 
Linda’s Large Obelisk

Linda’s Large Obelisk

 

To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours.


GIANT STAR

 
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Sun nov 17th, 1pm to 4pm

A show stopper!

These popular woven willow stars are back! Build a 30-40” ornament to hang on your porch, fence, shed or even your living room wall! You don’t have room for a big one? No problem, you will have time to create two smaller versions if you prefer.

THIS IS A HALF DAY WORKSHOP FROM 1AM - 4PM

Instruction, materials and coffee or tea: $70.00. Beginners are welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

 
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To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours.


MEDIUM OBELISK

 
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Sat Nov 2nd OR Sun Dec 1st, 1pm to 4pm

A versatile tree

If you don’t have time for a full day workshop, this class is perfect for you. A great size for climbing annuals, this 4-5ft obelisk will tuck into any space or fit beautifully in your summer/winter outdoor container (it makes a gorgeous Christmas tree with lights strung around it too).

THIS IS A HALF DAY WORKSHOP FROM 1PM - 4PM

Instruction, materials and coffee or tea: $70.00. Beginners are welcome

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours.


XMAS ORNAMENTS

 
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Sun NOv 24th OR SAT NOV 30TH, 10AM TO 4PM

It’s that time of year again…

A WHOLE DAY OF PRE-CHRISTMAS FUN!

Make angels, trees, stars, snowmen and/or reindeer in this festive willow gathering.

THIS IS A ONE DAY CLASS

Instruction, materials and coffee or tea: $120.00. Beginners are welcome 

Please read our cancellation policy before you book.

To register please click on the link and fill out the form. If space is available we will email you an invoice (within 48 hours) which may be paid online via credit card or e-transfer. If the workshop you wish to attend is sold out we will add you to a waiting list. Please contact us if you have not heard back within 48 hours. If this workshop fills quickly we may add another one on Sat Nov 30th. Please let us know if that date is of interest to you

WE’RE HAVING A SALE!

JOIN US ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD FOR a very special BASKETRY AND WILLOW GARDEN ORNAMENT SALE. handmade, one-of-a-kind willow items. a perfect gift for someone special. One day only! DETAILS COMING SOON.

SATURDAY, NOV 23 10AM TO 4PM

PLEASE NOTE…The farm is NOT open to the public at any other time. Thank you!