“Create with Nature” Workshop

…Walk, explore, collect, create with nature…

The ‘Create with Nature’ workshop provides a sociable, playful and engaging day exploring the potential of natural materials for creative art making. The workshops are suitable for people of all ages and experience, and are run in my large studio in a beautiful part of South Derbyshire.

The day includes a short stroll and forage in local woodlands, with a few moments to explore and observe the natural world around us. The feathers, thorns, twigs, seeds or leaves we collect will then be used to make a wide range of mini sculpture, wall hangings, jewellery and collage.

We will use a variety of simple hand techniques including:

Plaiting. Stitching. Coiling. Binding. Tying. Weaving. Knotting. Threading. Stacking. Twisting. Wrapping. Shaping. Constructing. Layering.

Participants are encouraged to fully explore the materials by play, test and experiment, resulting in often unexpected and surprising results!

This workshop is also available for organisations, including art groups, staff personal development, clubs, schools, hospitals and healthcare settings. Please ask if you would like references.

Time spent connecting with nature is now well proven to be of great benefit to our health and wellbeing. Add to that a day out, an opportunity to be creative, good company and lunch and you are sure to reap the rewards.


Studio workshop 10 am to 4 pm: £75.00 pp  includes a simple lunch enjoyed around the kitchen table, all refreshments and materials.

Gift vouchers are available to buy and include a free ‘starter kit’ to post.

For more information and to be added to the mailing list for workshops in 2023 and 2024 please contact me by email or phone for a chat. Dates will be posted to this page when they become available.

‘Create with Nature’ Workshops 2023/2024

I am delighted to be able to offer creative workshops for 2023 from my studio/workshop in Ticknall, South Derbyshire.

Thursday 7 March 2024 – Create with Nature

Thursday 2 May 2024 – Create with Nature

A range of playful guided activities including leaf stitching, making nature insects, curated pictures, sculpture and wall hangings.

All materials provided.

All workshops are from 10 am to 4 pm

To book and pay please go to Shop/Book Workshops and purchase a workshop adding which date you would like to attend. You will then be contacted with more information.

The workshop is located in a large, first floor barn, accessed via an outdoor staircase.

A simple lunch and all refreshments throughout the day are included in the cost.

Cancellation policy

If the organiser cancels participants will be fully refunded. The participant may cancel up to 7 days before the date and receive a full refund, after that 50% refund will be returned.

“Thank you so much for today. It was a real treat to be welcomed into your world and have the time and facilities to play and explore all the natural materials. To say nothing of the wonderful food!”  Linzi

“Just wanted to thank you for such a super day. It really was a joy to spend the day with you and to learn so many new techniques and skills. You are a brilliant teacher; inspiring confidence and success in us all.”  Emma

“Thank you so much for a perfect day on Sunday and for your ability to create such a conducive, relaxed and collective atmosphere.”  Jane