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Rachel Harwood Willow

Drawing on my experience of wildlife and nature, I use British grown willow from Somerset to create sculptures for the home and garden. Connecting with the natural environment is my passion and I try to capture the movement of nature within my sculptures. I love to teach my practices on and inspire people on the use and beauty of natural materials to reconnect with the natural world . 

I currently teach willow workshops in Warwickshire at Charlecote Park National Trust, Warwickshire Artisans, Heart of England Forest and The Makers Space, private bookings are also welcome. Current workshops can be found on my Workshop Calendar and Facebook page but feel free to get in touch with any queries.

The Willow Shop

All of the items in the shop are made with British grown willow, as these are handmade with natural materials there may be slight variations in size and colour which adds to their individual charm.

Workshop Reviews

Sue

Willow Hare Workshop 2024

Amazing course! Rachel was a brilliant teacher- clear instructions and she made sure we all kept on track to go home with a completed hare. Excellent venue- warm and bright It was a full on day, went home shattered but very thrilled with my finished hare!

James

Willow Hare Workshop 2020

"Rachel, what a fantastic day making a Hare. Everything was explained in such simple terms, even I the only Man on the workshop could understand! A lovely location and excellent lunch, What a Great Day."

June

Willow Hare Workshop 2021

"What an Enjoyable Day, last time was good, today was even better. Looking forward to the next time."

Andrea

Willow Workshop

"OMG! Loved every minute of the workshop. Can't wait for the next one. "THANK YOU"

Keeley

Willow Hare Workshop 2021

"Rachel you Rock! What a fabulous day. Thankyou."

Ginny

Willow Wigwam Workshop

"Thanks so much Rachel. I had a wonderful day. Lots to do and great tutoring. Actually managed to make 2 wigwams and an extra bonus of a decorative willow heart. Amazing, Thanks very much."

Sarbjit

Willow Deer Workshop

"Just wanted to say thank you for a productive and enjoyable Sunday spent with family and friends to make a majestic reindeer that will be memorable for years to come.
You were very patient and skilled at what you do and it was a refreshing change for all of us to learn a new skill.
We hope to sign up to the ceramic hare workshop for the future and maybe even to the Willow hare workshop
Thanks and have a most wonderful Christmas"

Sue

Willow Hare Workshop 2022

"Just to say a big thank you for such a great willow workshop today at Yew Tree Farm - Wootton Wawen. Beautifully organised and you instructed us so patiently and so competently. It was such fun too and to take home a relatively respectable willow hare at the end of the session was the icing on the cake.

Congrats on being such a very clever and creative lady. And especially for allowing us to have such a fun day there."

Alison

Willow Chicken Workshop

Just a wee note to say how much we enjoyed our ‘Chicken’ workshop yesterday, loved it! Couldn’t believe how quickly the time went, got totally absorbed. Thanks for creating a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Thanks for the tea and cake too!"

Linda

Willow Deer Workshop 2022

"A very enjoyable day, working in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The course was well organised with refreshments and all materials to hand, Rachel's instructions were clear and everyone was engaged and allowed sufficient time to complete each section before moving on. To come away with a finished product was a real treat."

Jacquie

Willow Hare Workshop 2023

"Thank you so much for today , throughly enjoyed it , Hartley Herbert Hare will be pride of place in my garden .
The pace was lovely as was the company , if you have have a spare place on the deer workshop let me know , as would love to do another .
Again thankyou for your patience and fab teaching."

Balsall and District Horticultural Society Feb 2023

Willow Talk & Demonstration

On behalf of Balsall and District Horticultural Society, I would like to thank you for coming to our monthly meeting last Thursday. Your talk and demonstration was very interesting and it was great that so many members asked questions.
Your passion about willow weaving was very evident. I think everyone enjoyed 'having a go' at weaving the heart. Perhaps some will be keen to make some plant supports or come to one of your workshops. Thank you once again, with kind regards
Wendy (Chair-Person)

Judy

Willow Hare Workshop 2023

Just wanted to thank you for the most amazing day - couldn't have bought a better present for Tina's birthday! 🎊🎉
I wanted her to have wonderful memories of her 60th and she's certainly got those in abundance.
It was all she talked about on the way home!!
I'm one of the 'converted' now and will definitely be back to join you as Mr Long Ears needs a friend now!!!
Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Warm regards
Judy 😊

Ann

Willow Hare Workshop 2023

Just wanted to say what a great we had making our hares lunch was very nice too.
I have recommended it to many friends also wanted to thankyou for how you run the class you made it simple to understand but also make it relaxing hope to see you again.

Susan

Basket Workshop 2023

Hi Rachel, thank you for yesterdays workshop, it was really enjoyable & time just flew by! You’re a lovely patient teacher which resulted in everyone making a fab basket. I just love mine - although my thumbs do hurt a little ;)

Sarah

Willow Hare Workshop

Thank you so much for the fantastic day weaving the hare yesterday. You were so patient and helpful which made the whole experience so enjoyable.

I am absolutely delighted with my hare and my family were super impressed!

Many thanks again.

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