SOLD OUT: Curlew Willow Workshop – at Broadrake Bunkbarn


Wed, 17 April 2024. 9:30am


This sculptural willow workshop is Broadrake’s most popular workshop; the Curlew is a lovely iconic Yorkshire Dales bird that breeds in neighbouring fields around Broadrake and often flies over our site with its lovely evocative call.

Brilliant and very experienced tutor Phil has a relaxed & effective teaching style that will guide the group through all the processes to make sure that everyone masters the basic skills for each stage of this beautiful bird starting with the frames which are then filled with random weave. Positioning the neck and head will bring your curlew to life and give them all their own unique character.

The finished willow curlews look great in the garden or a meadow set amongst tall grasses and flowers or equally at home inside, maybe decorated with mini LED lights.

The workshops take place inside a renovated barn with original beams and excellent facilities. If it’s sunny and warm enough we may lunch outside to take advantage of the amazing views all around of Ingleborough, Whernside and Ribblehead.

Phil lives in NW Cumbria where he grows his own sustainable willow for basket-making, garden structures and also bird sculptures, all popular workshop topics. Follow him on instagram philbradleybasketmaker

There is a £20 charge for the organic willow, payable to Phil on the day. All the tools required will be provided.

This workshop has been provided by Broadrake Bunkbarn as part of Ground Nest Fest. They are donating all profits from this workshop to Curlew Action which is actively working to protect this Red listed bird.

Further info

Cost: £85 plus £20 for materials


This event is part of Ground Nest Fest