Learn a Craft AT Creative with Nature

Hello and welcome to my website!
My name is Joe Gregory and my business, Creative with Nature, has been running successfully for over 10 years.
Based in Todmorden, West Yorkshire; I teach willow basketry and sculpture from my large Georgian building right in the centre of town.
My business was first conceived after a long illness. I was working from my kitchen table with young children at foot and bills to pay… That seems like a lifetime away now with fully grown children and a very successful business. 
My daughter runs The Willows Tea & Coffee House on the ground floor with fabulous award winning cakes and ethical coffees and teas. Creative with Nature runs happily on the first floor, where I have my workshop and classroom space. If you’d like to learn to weave or develop your weaving skills, I run courses all year round.  Just look at the workshops page to see what’s coming up. If you’d like one to one training; organisational training or a bespoke course for family and friends please get in touch. As well as my willow courses here in Yorkshire, I teach across the UK and Internationally. 
I hope you enjoy the website and look forward to weaving with you soon.
Joe. xx
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“I love traveling to Todmorden to take one of Joe's courses. I've been on six or seven so far and always had a great time and got a pretty basket to take home.” – Nic Owen, 2024

My name’s Joe Gregory I’m the owner and founder of Creative with Nautre and I have been teaching Willow Basketry and Willow Sculpture for over 10 years. Each course is designed by me to ensure you get best in the North West. You can enjoy a one off learning experience or collect skills and progress through to our intermediete courses in Willow Basketry, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Soap Making and more!

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Rated 5.0 out of 5

Had a great time on a two day log basket course with Joe. She was very patient and I learned a lot, came home with a great log basket and a bucketful of enthusiasm to continue. Throughly recommend.

Jacquie Finney
Rated 5.0 out of 5

I loved these two days. As a complete beginner, at the end of day one I wondered how any of us would ever come away with a basket worth having, yet by the end of day two, like magic, we each had a log basket to be really proud of! The course was well planned and paced and Joe, as well as being a lovely person, is such a good teacher. She explained everything so well and so simply, yet not in the slightest bit patronising, just encouraging, reassuring and very complimentary about all our efforts. Thank you Joe, you’ve certainly kindled a little fire

Andrea Tudor
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