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Sun, 12 May


Burbage Millennium Hall

Crafty Sunday - Willow Weaving

BCAF regular Chaz "The Willow" returns

Crafty Sunday - Willow Weaving
Crafty Sunday - Willow Weaving


12 May 2024, 13:00 – 16:00

Burbage Millennium Hall, Britannia Rd, Burbage, Hinckley LE10, UK


Join Burbage Festival regular Chaz from Wayside Willow  to make up to three soaring and swooping birds. 

These will make a great feature on a wall or fence.

I am Chaz Friend, one time teacher for 24 years, now full time willow artist and willow craft tutor since 2014. I live in rural Warwickshire with my family and pets.

I use cultivated willow to create items out of willow and basketry forms. I build steel armatures to make sculptures with a woven willow skin. I work in schools ( and other groups such as scouts and guides, gardening groups and WI as well as businesses) across the Midlands and beyond, teaching ancient craft skills and making sculptural pieces. I run Local adult courses in Nuneaton ( and take these on the road further afield as requested), where I also sell willow products that I have made.

I love nature and being out beneath the trees and willow craft is a connection point with creation as I step into the rhythm of her seasons. I have a base at Saints ( cafe, Learning and Enterprise Zone), Newdegate Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

This event is suitable for adults and accompanied children aged 15-18

As always, refreshments, including home made cake, will be on offer.


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