2022 CALENDAR

 

SPRING 2022

MONTHLY WORKSHOPS AT BLACKTHORPE BARN
Saturdays 26th February, 26th March, 23rd April, 21st May
Extra date added: 28th May

Throughout Spring, we are holding monthly workshops at Blackthorpe Barn.  In February, we'll be making bird feeders and bird houses. In March, we'll be making decorative items and willow flowers for Mother's Day. In April, we'll be making things for the garden including dragon flies. In May, we'll be making wooden handled baskets.

Visit Blackthorpe Barn's website for details and to book a place.
https://www.blackthorpebarn.com/product-category/workshops/

SWWAG PLANT AND CRAFTS SALE

24th April

We'll be attending SWWAG's  Annual Plant and Craft Sale at Wyken Hall.
http://swwag.onesuffolk.net/events/view/52  

COSMIC PUFFIN FESTIVAL

29th April - 2nd May

We can't wait to kick off our festival season at Cosmic Puffin this year. We'll be there all weekend offering drop in workshops.
https://www.cosmicpuffin.org.uk/ 

COURSE AT TINDERSTICKS FOREST SCHOOL

Saturday 14th May

We will be joining Tindersticks Forest School at Fineshade Wood for 2 half day workshops. In the morning we'll be making a range of willow crafts such as bird feeders and snails. In the afternoon, we'll be making simple wooden based baskets.
https://bookwhen.com/tindersticks/e/ev-s5dk-20220514093000

https://tindersticks.org.uk/ 

AUTUMN 2022

COLCHESTER ECOFAIR
3rd September
https://www.eco-festival.org/

TRADITONAL CRAFTS DAY AT PAKENHAM WATERMILL
Sunday 11th September, 11am - 4pm
https://pakenhamwatermill.org.uk/workshops/

EQUINOX FESTIVAL
16th - 18th September
https://equinoxfestival.org.uk/

FOREST SCHOOL CONFERENCE
30th September - 2nd October
https://forestschoolassociation.org/fsa-national-conference-2022-celebrating-10-years-of-the-fsa/


FAMILY WORKSHOP AT BLACKTHORPE BARN
Saturday 22nd October, 10 -  12
A morning willow weaving workshop for families. Working with a grownup, children will have the opportunity to weave a simple boat shaped basket.
Booking will be available soon via Blackthorpe Barn:
https://www.blackthorpebarn.com/product-category/workshops/ 

WILLOW TRAY WORKSHOP AT BLACKTHORPE BARN
Saturday 22nd October, 1 - 4pm
Learn to weave a simple tension tray and a boat shaped basket.
Booking will be available soon via Blackthorpe Barn:
https://www.blackthorpebarn.com/product-category/workshops/ 

FORAGED BASKET DAY AT BRADFIELD WOODS 
Sunday October 23rd
Aimed at beginners, you will learn some basic basketry techniques to make a simple 'Bradfield basket' combining basket willow and coppiced materials from Bradfield Woods.
Booking via Suffolk Wildlife Trust:
https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events/2022-10-23-basket-weaving-course 


FAMILY WORKSHOP AT BLACKTHORPE BARN
Wednesday 26th October, 10am - 12pm
A morning willow weaving workshop for families. Working with a grownup, children will have the opportunity to create a teepee bird feeder.
Booking will be available soon via Blackthorpe Barn:
https://www.blackthorpebarn.com/product-category/workshops/ 


BIRDFEEDER WORKSHOP AT BLACKTHORPE BARN
Wednesday 26th October, 1 - 4pm
Learn to make a fat-ball feeder and a tepee bird feeder using traditional stake and strand basketry techniques.
Booking will be available soon via Blackthorpe Barn:
https://www.blackthorpebarn.com/product-category/workshops/ 




 

CHRISTMAS 2022

CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS AT BLACKTHORPE BARNS
November 19th, November 26th, December 4th, December 11th

We'll be back at the beautiful setting of Blackthorpe Barns this Autumn delivering
Christmas workshops.
Booking details will be available later in the year on their website:

https://www.blackthorpebarn.com/christmas/

CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS IN IPSWICH 
December 3rd
We'll be at Stokebridge Workshops for 2 half day workshops creating willow Christmas decorations.
Booking available soon:
https://www.stokebridgeworkshops.co.uk/workshops-and-events