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

Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, in fabulous new premises. Joe is a great teacher, I’m amazed that I was able to make a basket in two days. I wish I lived closer, would love to do more.

Christine Russell
Rated 5.0 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic course from an inspired and experienced teacher. The whole experience was very well thought through, with differentiation built in depending on ability/ confidence. I felt fully supported through the whole process and came out with a fantastic looking log basket and a sense of real achievement. It has inspired me to continue my learning journey in working with willow and will no doubt return for some more training at some point.

Gavin Magenty
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