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GARDEN WILLOW

Enjoy making a variety of willow structures for your garden.
Learning a variety of weaving techniques, produce a horizontally woven perennial grow through or obelisk, and a beautiful decorative willow daisy. A fun, productive and relaxing day!

Date Wed 25th July
Tutor Clare Revera  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2133  
Fees £75  
   

   
WILLOW ANIMAL HEAD

Learn the principles and techniques of 3D willow sculpture to create a fun animal head.
Choose from a stag or foxes head and create a characterful feature for your home or garden.

Date Sat 11th August
Tutor Clare Revera  
Time 9.30am to 4.30pm  
Ref 2128  
Fees £75  
   

   
LOG BASKET

A two day workshop using traditional English and French basketry techniques to create a sturdy, long lasting log basket.
As materials used on this workshop are quite thick, you will need to have a reasonable level of dexterity and hand strength to create your basket.

Date Tues 21st and Wed 22nd August
Tutor Eddie Glew  
Time 9.30am to 4.30pm  
Ref 2067  
Fees £155  
   

   
TWILL WEAVE RUSH BASKET

Discover the joy of working with bulrush. It is soft, malleable and lightweight making it gentle to work with. Learn how to handle and prepare the rush and then, using the traditional techniques of pairing, doubled checkweave and twill weave, make a small, round fruit bowl sized basket over a mold.

Date Wed 12th September
Tutor Rosie Farey  
Time 9.30am-4.30pm  
Ref 2064  
Fees £75  
   

   
WILLOW BUNTINGS

This fun half day workshop will give you a taste of how to weave willow in order to make a simple and attractive outdoor or indoor bunting. Experiment with a variety of coloured willows to make your triangles and then attach them to a cord for hanging. The number of triangles will depend on the student but you can aim for approximately eight.

Date Thur 4th October
Tutor Sophie Francis  
Time 9.30am-12.00pm  
Ref 2264  
Fees £45  
   

   
WILLOW REINDEER

Come and make a fabulous willow reindeer for your house or garden. You will learn a variety of 3D willow sculpting techniques and experiment with random weaving to create your 3ft high sculpture. You could adorn your reindeer with festive lights and have a stylish Christmas show stopper!

Date Tues 16th October
Tutor Clare Revera  
Time 9.30am-4.30pm  
Ref 2327  
Fees £75  
   

   
COIL BASKETRY FROM THE GARDEN

An introduction to exposed core, stitched coil basketry. Discover how to identify, process and use common plant fibres from the garden. Your tutor will bring along a selection of plants like daffodil, day lily, montbretia and iris leaves for you to use. You will learn at least one of the stitches that can be used in coil basketry and make a coiled mat or a small coiled basket.

Date Tues 23rd October
Tutor Colette Davies  
Time 9.30am-4.30pm  
Ref 2251  
Fees £75  
   

   
SCANDI STYLE DECORATIONS

A fun morning making on trend Scandi style festive decorations. Learn a variety of weaving techniques with an assortment of coloured willow and other interesting materials. Make a beautiful large star and a small reindeer for your wall or tree.

Date Wed 7th November
Tutor Clare Revera  
Time 10.00am- 12.30pm  
Ref 2328  
Fees £45  
   

   
FESTIVE WILLOW TREES

Spend the afternoon making wonderful, festive willow trees. Choose a selection of coloured willow and other interesting materials and, by using a variety of weaving techniques, create some fabulous decorations to display around your home or garden at Christmas.

Date Wed 7th November
Tutor Clare Revera  
Time 1.30pm-4.00pm  
Ref 2329  
Fees £45  
   

   
HANDLES AND BORDERS

Knowing how to construct basket borders and handles are probably two of the most important basketry skills that you will need. Your tutor will guide you through a variety of techniques including plaiting, follow on, trac and standard. Students will be required to bring a basket on which to practise adding different borders and handles. Previous experience of willow weaving is required.

Date Tues 20th November and Wed 21st November
Tutor Eddie Glew  
Time 9.30am to 4.30pm  
Ref 2266  
Fees £155  
   

   
VEGETABLE HOD

Learn how to construct this unique basket, traditionally used to store root vegetables. During this two day course, you will learn a variety of techniques which will be used to create an interesting lid and the traditional 'mouth' opening. Previous experience of willow weaving is required for this course.

Date Tues 15th January and Wed 16th January
Tutor Eddie Glew  
Time 9.30am to 4.30pm  
Ref 2267  
Fees £155  
   

   
COIL BASKETRY FROM THE GARDEN

An introduction to exposed core, stitched coil basketry. Discover how to identify, process and use common plant fibres from the garden. Your tutor will bring along a selection of plants like daffodil, day lily, montbretia and iris leaves for you to use. You will learn at least one of the stitches that can be used in coil basketry and make a coiled mat or a small coiled basket.

Date Sat 26th January
Tutor Colette Davies  
Time 9.30am-4.30pm  
Ref 2252  
Fees £75  
   

   
SQUARE RUSH BASKETS

Discover the joy of working with bulrush. It is soft, malleable and lightweight making it gentle to work with. Learn how to handle and prepare the rush and then, by using traditional basic techniques including check weave and pairing, make a square basket on a mould.

Date Wed 30th January
Tutor Rosie Farey  
Time 9.30am-4.30pm  
Ref 2263  
Fees £75  
   

   
LIVING WILLOW

These beautiful living structures enhance any garden or community space. Come along and learn how to site, plan, lay out and construct a living willow arch. You will also learn how to weave a living willow harlequin tree to take home. Students will need to bring a large pot to plant their tree into (minimum 10 litres).

Date Wed 27th February
Tutor Clare Revera  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2330  
Fees £75