All materials are included
This day is designed as an introduction to the craft of traditional willow weaving. As a beginner you will learn the basics of the different types of willow and other materials used as well as the safe use of tools. In the course of this whole day workshop, Deb will have you completing a bird feeder and tension platter. This is a very small class to maximize individual attention.
The skills learnt on this introduction day will prepare you perfectly for our basket making course the following day, Sunday 7th August.
Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea
About the tutor
For the last eighteen years Deb Hart has been running willow and basket weaving workshops all over the UK and in Canada. Her clients have included the National Trust, English Heritage, the Royal Horticultural Society, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Burghley Horse Trials, the Scout Jamboree, plus many charities and schools. She has constructed willow structures in private gardens as well as building fences and gardens at the Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows.
“I have worked in horticulture for 26 years and am a keen wildlife gardener, which leads me to believe that we should try to keep as many things around us as natural as possible, without creating an unnecessary impact on our environment. Willow is perfect for this as it brings a natural biological cycle into your garden. Willow is a naturally grown, biodegradable material. As well as being beautiful to look at, it creates an essential over-wintering habitat for beneficial insects such as ladybirds, lacewings and beetles, as well as many other creatures”.
What you will need to bring
All materials and tools are included on this workshop.