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Judith Needham Willow design offers baskets, playhouses and basketry classes. Judith is a basket maker and creator of extraordinary woven willow playhouses and dens for all ages. She is based in England’s Craft Town – Farnham, Surrey and teaches basket making and willow weaving in Surrey and Hampshire.
The Dreaming Spires Willow Playhouse
The design of The Dreaming Spires Willow Playhouse is to meet the child’s need for imaginative play whilst being a feature in the garden in its own right.
The curvy lines and arched windows give the house a fairy tale quality. The twin spires and forked flags swinging gently in the breeze put one in mind of a knight’s encampment. Its ambiguous form transforms effortlessly from cottage to castle wigwam to igloo.
Small children love to find such an intriguing structure in their garden and quickly make it their own.
I hand make the playhouses in England from natural english willow. This gives the playhouse impeccable environmental credentials.
Check my website for the courses available. Classes I offer include Basket making for beginners, Willow Structures for the garden, Sweet Pea baskets and Weave a willow tray. I also run a make a willow trug basket workshop and basket making – next steps for those who want to push their basketry skills to the next level.