2020 Workshops

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2019 Workshops




Book your place now for a very interesting Christmas Wreath Making workshop on Sat 16 November .


The hands on activity be one where you can put your own individual aspect into it. 


The main wreath shape will be built up from lengths of small diameter branches so is an environmentally friendly use of materials. 

Tutor will be Lina Morgan from a Craftworks called A Misty Kind Of Blue.

As per our other workshops, numbers will be limited to 15 maximum.  Cost is £15 which must be pre paid and will include tea, coffee and maybe even a cup of homemade soup. 


We will have the place to ourselves with a big cosy fire also to keep us warm in the country barn style location.

To book, please reply via the contact us page on our web site

See also our 2 November volunteer event.

This community volunteering event is made possible by the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Community Grant.





On 3rd August 2019, as part of the Little Green Allotments Annual fair, Whitemountain & District Community Association held a willow weaving introduction to basket weaving techniques.

With part funding by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Community Fund, the 3 hour workshop was tutored by Belfast's Brid McKeown of Blackmountain Baskets who is a willow basket specialist.  Each attendee was shown how to use prepared willow in a traditional style as an introduction to the weaving techniques.

Even in the short period (a full basket takes nearly ten hours), each person was able to go home with a finished piece. 


After the workshop, attendees were able to take in  all that was on offer at the Little Green Allotments show and visit the nearby Belshaws Quarry Nature Reserve and Sculpture Park.  Details of a photographic competition at the reserve are also on our web site. 

Watch out for our next workshop.

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