Lorraine Ellery Matthews


Hedges & Hurdles Country Skills & Crafts deliver personable, varied, and interesting workshops and training courses, outdoor experiences, and crafts utilising natural, sustainable materials many of which have been coppiced or sourced locally in the Surrey Hills.

I am a self-taught Willow Artist who enjoys bringing people together to teach them the weaving techniques used for creating home and garden decorations, sculptures, and practical pieces such as Baskets, Obelisk, Cloche, and Trellis. I love working with Willow and I am enjoying my Willow journey continually developing my skills and knowledge through practise, learning from others, reading, and undertaking courses.

My husband and business partner Paul is an experienced, award winning Hedgelayer and also an experienced horticulturist. Paul runs green woodworking, Wattle Hurdle making using both Hazel and Willow and various other woodland courses throughout the year.

  • Basketry
  • Contemporary
  • Garden Structures
  • Hedgerow
  • Living Willow
  • Traditional
  • Willow (Basketry)
  • Willow Sculpture