image for Workshop/Course item typeWillow Workshop with Jane Frost at WWT Welney Wetland Centre

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Workshop, from 3 Nov 2018


Willow Workshop with Jane Frost

Willow Workshop with Jane Frost


Hundred Foot Bank,
PE14 9TN

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 20 Oct - Sun 10 Mar Swan feeds
Thu 1 Nov - Thu 28 Feb Floodlit swan feeds
Sat 3 Nov Willow Workshop with Jane Frost
Sat 1 Dec Willow Workshop with Jane Frost
Wed 26 Dec - Sun 10 Mar 12noon Swan feeds
Sat 9 Feb Willow Workshop with Jane Frost


Using willow and other natural fibres learn to make simple structures. Learn a variety of 'off loom' techniques for sculpture and hangings for interior or exterior pieces.

Workshops are suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. Students will be able to achieve a selection of sample pieces showing a variety of techniques and some experimental pieces, combining weaving, wrapping and braiding. Remember to wear suitable clothes. For larger structures there is an outdoor area to work sheltered from rain, but it can get windy, hot or cold. Suitable for all abilities. Students with previous experience will be able to make larger and more complex pieces.

Tools and willow are provided but you may wish to bring some of the items listed below.

1.Scissors and string

2.Garden wire

3.Sharp knife - Stanley or craft

4.Gardening gloves (optional)

5.Any special threads or fabrics you’d like to use

6.Notebook, sketchbook, pens and pencils

Booking essential for workshops with full payment in advance. Please make cheques payable to Jane Frost and send to: 32 Woodfen Road, Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1JP. If you have any questions please email Jane on or phone 01353 861944 or 07967 088 348.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 3 Nov 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 1 Dec 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 9 Feb 2019 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 9 Mar 2019 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 6 Apr 2019 10:00 to 16:00


£45 per person, plus £15 for basic materials.

10am – 4pm (with a break for lunch; bring packed lunch or use the visitor centre café).


See location of WWT Welney Wetland Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 546944  Lat: 52.52587 Long: 0.27784

By Road:
WWT Welney Wetland Centre is 12 miles north of Ely, 26 miles north of Cambridge and 33 miles east of Peterborough. It is 2 miles south of Welney village - turning off the A1101 at the New Bedford Suspension Bridge, signed Ten Mile Bank. Occasionally the A1101 is flooded between Welney village and the Suspension Bridge - and is closed to cars. Under such circumstances, access to WWT Welney Wetland Centre is always possible from Ely or Downham Market, off the A10.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome