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Address: Cresswellshawe Farm, | Sandbach Rd North, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2AU, England
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Redstone Centre and Redstone Willows have been growing and working with...

Redstone Centre and Redstone Willows have been growing and working with willow within education and the community as well as teaching willowcraft courses since 2002. Redstone Centre prides itself on promoting biodiversity and maintaining a sustainable environment. Both the farmland and buildings have been developed and continue to be maintained using permaculture principles. Redstone Centre is a place to learn new skills within and relaxing natural environment. The Redstone Centre is a unique, friendly, family run venue available for team building, training and school workshops and outings for a range of activities which encompasses ecological studies, pond dipping, Family Bushcraft Days and much more.

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Willow weaving workshop

A truly enjoyable day. Very relaxed and I learnt a lot. Christine is a knowledgeable teacher and provides a lovely lunch. I will definitely be going back to learn more!

Reviewed April 17, 2016
vikoku
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 17, 2016

A truly enjoyable day. Very relaxed and I learnt a lot. Christine is a knowledgeable teacher and provides a lovely lunch. I will definitely be going back to learn more!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2016

We recently visited the Redstone Centre in Alsager willow weaving, we had a great day, lots of fun and lots of learning. I would definitely go back again, the lady and gentleman who were teaching us were amazing and really knew their craft. Although we had a fabulous day the cost was rather expensive, especially for a group but well... More 

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Stillwaterdeep, Owner at The Redstone Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We feel that we provide an all inclusive day, with no hidden extras, and aim to be as flexible as possible to your needs. Group sizes are kept small to enable everyone to enjoy their day without a lengthy wait for assistance when they need it. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Visited Redstone Willows for a Christmas willow weaving workshop. It was quite a large group and we split up into two groups, the course was lead really by what we wanted to do, wreaths Christmas trees, stars and a fab lunch provided. Enjoyed the day and might just have to go and make another basket next year. Itching to do... More 

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Stillwaterdeep, Owner at The Redstone Centre, responded to this review

Thank you! We enjoyed our busy day too. It is a sign of how engrossed everyone was that the biscuits were untouched and we only had 3 cups of tea all day. That is so unusual! Look forward to seeing you again! More 

Jarrow
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145 reviews
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Reviewed May 31, 2015

Pleasure to reacquaint ourselves with Christine who runs Redstone Willow with her family. She'd sent us a notification of a willow weaving session being hosted by Groundscape in Middlewich, centre of English salt production. The course on offer was to produce a salt drying basket, the venue was the Wych Centre in the middle of the town and proved a... More 

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Stillwaterdeep, Owner at The Redstone Centre, responded to this review

We're pleased that you enjoyed your day. It was good! A really nice group and a pleasure to teach! More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 8, 2015

My partner bought me a basketry course for Christmas. something I have always wanted to try. This course did not disappoint. Somethings had to be repeated more than once but Christine has the patience of a saint. All of the baskets ended up looking very different even though we all started from the same few bits of willow, depending on... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 12, 2015

My friend arranged for me and a big group of girlfriends to go crafting for my 30th birthday. Noone had ever woven before. It was quite a novel and exciting activity. The teachers were increadably kind, welcoming and supportive. They made us feel completely at home with cups of tea and mince pies. We were a noisy bunch and needed... More 

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Stillwaterdeep, Manager at The Redstone Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We really enjoyed your company too. We especially enjoyed the cake you shared with us ;-) There is no need to bring a cake if you come on a course though - all is included! We look forward to welcoming you back More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 20, 2014

We booked a girls craft experience for a 30th birthday, and what a time we had! We were made very welcome by Christine and her husband, both who went on to have immense patience with us all. We made lovely reindeer, wreaths, and hanging trees, all from willow. It was quite tricky but very calming and relaxing. The family explained... More 

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Stillwaterdeep, Manager at The Redstone Centre, responded to this review

I am pleased that you enjoyed the party. We all enjoyed your visit too! More 

Jarrow
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145 reviews
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Thanks again to Christine, Simon and Patrick, at the Redstone centre for their guidance, assistance and tolerance over the weekend taking willow rods and sculpting them into a variety of baskets is pure magic. Just four of us in the class made sure that we had all the personal assistance we needed when necessary, yet left to carry on until... More 

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Stillwaterdeep, Manager at The Redstone Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review. I'm happy that you enjoyed the weekend - that's our first aim achieved. The second you all managed and that is to take home not only a basket but also the knowledge and enthusiasm to keep weaving! More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Both the children, 30 on each day, & adults had an excellent & truly memorable day at Redstones. Some of the children's comments: " That was the best trip ever!". " It was even better than going to the seaside!". Prior to visiting, we worked closely with the owners to plan & tailor a day which matched the needs of... More 

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I have attended at least 4 courses at Redstone Willows over the last 2 years and have always been impressed with the care and attention given to course members. Finished results in the form of beautiful baskets, a garden chair, obelisks and Christmas decorations have been very satisfying. The home-made food at lunchtime is excellent. All very relaxing, friendly and... More 

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