Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Jo Hammond – Willow Weaving, Festive Reindeer-SORRY FULLY BOOKED

£79.00 | 13th December - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | SORRY FULLY BOOKED

All Materials Included

Join willow weaving expert Jo Hammond and create this charming reindeer using natural English willow. Your finished sculpture will be complete with branching antlers and stand around 60cm tall.

This seasonal sculpture is simple to make with Jo’s step-by-step guidance, whether you’re a complete beginner or experienced in willow work. You’ll learn how to make a simple framework with dry materials, which is then clothed with flowing supple willow using the freeweave technique. The antlers, made from hedgerow branches, give a dramatic final fourish.

Beginners are very welcome on this workshop, however willow weaving requires reasonable hand strength.

Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea

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

A note book and pencil for note taking

COVID 19

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.

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Payment: A booking can be secured on receipt of a deposit of £20 per person per day (cheques made payable to ‘Old Bank Studios’), however full payment must be made at least 21 days prior to the course. Full payment can be made securely via our website or by cheque made payable to 'Old Bank Studios'.

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