Events on the Swinton Estate

Willow Christmas Decorations

Create your own willow Christmas decorations

Sculptor Jess Wilkinson will guide you through the process of designing and making a small collection of unique willow stars, reindeer and other motifs.

You’ll learn about the tools and materials needed for weaving a willow decoration, along with the techniques needed to weave a festive star and a mini reindeer in willow. After the workshop, you’ll have made your own collection of gorgeous willow Christmas decorations to take home.

The workshop also includes a two-course meal in the Terrace Restaurant and Bar, along with arrival tea/coffee/biscuits.

Your teacher: Jess Wilkinson

Jess Wilkinson is a willow artist. She lives on a farm and is inspired by her natural surroundings. Jess uses willow, cornus, birch and many other locally-grown woods to create organic sculptural forms.

Itinerary

9.30 am – Arrive at the Deer House where tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.

10.00 am prompt – The course will start with Jess Wilkinson.

1.30 pm – Estimated finishing time.

1.45 pm – A two-course lunch will be served in The Terrace Restaurant and Bar.

Followed by optional two-hour spa access add on.

£95 per person (add two hours spa access for £25)
A star made from willow

What to bring

If you have secateurs or gardening gloves, please bring them but it’s not essential as tools will be provided. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind messing up.

Upcoming dates

  • 9th December 2024

FAQs

Jess Wilkinson is a willow artist. She lives on a farm and is inspired by her natural surroundings. Jess uses willow, cornus, birch and many other locally-grown woods to create organic sculptural forms.
The workshop also includes a two-course meal in the Terrace Restaurant and Bar, along with arrival tea/coffee/biscuits.

The event will take place at The Deer House:

The Deer House
Swinton Park
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 4JP
United Kingdom

The Deer House is a unique, rural venue set on the Swinton Estate in the heart of North Yorkshire. A wonderful setting for a Deer House wedding, rural family get-together or a motivational location for a corporate away day.

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