*SOLD OUT* Willow Hare Sculpture with Jo Hammond

Learn to weave supple willow twigs into a charming seated hare sculpture, lovely to display in the garden or house.

This event is run by the Friends of Cressing Temple, and is a great opportunity to work with one of East Anglia’s best willow workers, Jo Hammond.

On this full day workshop, which will take place at Cressing Temple Barns, Jo will introduce you to willow sculpture and the use of freeweave.

You will learn how to create a framework, how to cover and shape the frame with freeweave, and how to build the head, legs and finally beautiful big ears, bringing your sculpture to life.

You will complete a life size (or larger) hare sculpture which will make a beautiful addition to your own garden.

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Please bring a packed lunch or visit the on-site Tiptree Tearoom. All materials and any necessary tools will be provided.

*This workshop is only suitable for over those aged over 18. Willow weaving is moderately hard work, and requires a firm grip.

Event details


May 20, 2023


10:00am - 4:00pm



Who for?

For adults


Cressing Temple Barns

Witham Road, Braintree, Cressing, Essex, England, CM77 8PD

How to book

Book online

Please note


Explore Essex

Search our parks and places to plan your perfect day out

Or explore events and activities

Related events



Temple at War: Keeping History Alive

Temple at War is a two day military and vintage event packed full of everything to create one of the largest interactive and immersive historic re-enactment events in the south east of England whilst being totally family friendly.

  • Dates:
    • May 11, 2024
    • May 12, 2024
  • Venue: Cressing Temple Barns
  • Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: Saturday and Sunday tickets: £8.00 to £53.00. Weekend ticket: £17.00 to £72.00.