Jo Hammond – Willow Christmas Wreaths and Decorations
ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED
With Jo’s expert guidance, learn simple weaving techniques to create your own English willow hoop, and then build it up with natural materials to make a lush traditional wreath. With its evergreen foliage, twigs, cones and berries, this lovely decoration will last for weeks indoors or out.
After lunch learn how to make a range of English willow a Christmas decoration such as an Angel or Christmas tree. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners.
Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and mince pies
About your tutor
An East Anglian native, Jo Hammond grew up in Suffolk and Essex, now living close to the Stour Estuary.
Her degree in Fine Art shows itself in her feel for simple rhythmic designs
Other qualifications include a City and Guilds 7307 Teacher’s Certificate and a Certificate in Countryside and Heritage Interpretation
She aims to use and promote locally-grown materials and make the most of the wonderful variety of colours to be found in willow
Jo began basketmaking when living in the middle of a wood- the gift of a book opened her eyes to the weaving materials that were all around her home
Teaching and demonstrating for the last fifteen years, Jo has worked with a variety of organisations including the Field Studies Council, National Trust, Suffolk College, Museum of East Anglian Life, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, and the Woodland Trust.
A member of Suffolk Craft Society, Jo seeks constantly to learn about her craft and promote skills and enjoyment with her work.
What you will need to bring
All materials and tools are included on this workshop.
Since restarting our events in summer 2020, we have introduced changes to the way we operate; including reduced class sizes. The studio has been re organised to enable everyone to remain socially distant whilst at their workstation and hand sanitiser is provided. A large video screen has been mounted on the wall to enable everyone to view demonstrations from where they are working, eliminating the need to gather around the tutor. Lunch is now in the form of a packup to be eaten at your workstation; it may be served hot or cold. Drinks are available all day on a self serve basis.
Please try to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the event begins to allow plenty of time to get settled in. The wearing of face masks is not required whilst at your workstation, but we would ask you to use one when moving about the studio.