June - July 2020 Willow Days

I have today released my 8 new June – July 2020 Willow Basket & Animal Sculpture Day dates to my gift voucher holders.

Those who have received a gift voucher for my Willow Days receive priority booking for their place before these dates are released to my MailChimp publicity list or anywhere else.

I am aiming to release June – July dates to my MailChimp publicity list next week.

When I do, please bear with me whilst I work through your bookings.  Due to the amazing demand, I take bookings in date and time order and places are only allocated on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis on receipt of both your completed Booking Enquiry Form / Phone Call and your full payment.

On receiving my MailChimp publicity email you may notice that I have changed my focus upon what I will be teaching in the future.  I have made this decision as although willow animals are extremely popular, it’s now time for me to focus upon becoming the best basketmaker and teacher that I can be, pursue exciting commission opportunities, further learn and hold onto traditional English willow basketmaking techniques and try to help save commercial basketmaking in the UK.

This would be more than enough on it’s own to try and achieve; but combined with my recent first real health wake up call, (a direct result I believe from me pushing myself to my work/life limit for years), I’m choosing to now refocus my work and live life better.

Over the coming few months I hope on my News page to celebrate some of the best times that I have had teaching willow animals during the last 7 years and reveal the amazing commissions that I am now undertaking.

I am truly grateful for all your continual support, not only for my teaching, but also in how so many of you believe in what I’m attempting to do.  Your support not only for myself, but also for other UK basketmakers and teachers of our craft will be what keeps us not only surviving but, (fingers crossed), enable us to thrive!

And if you haven’t already done so, do sign up to my MailChimp list by going to my Contact page!

Thank you so much, Sarah X