Willow Weaving Workshop

willow weaving

Willow Weaving Workshop

Length of each Willow Weaving Workshop: 10.30am – 4pm

Minimum age: 12 years
Number of participants: 10

There will be an hour lunch break, please bring a packed lunch or you can purchase a light lunch from our Village Kitchen.

Included in all working with straw experience days:

  • Tuition from our friendly and experienced course leader
  • All materials

Please Note: We kindly ask that you provide a pair of secateurs and a small screwdriver. This is to ensure that you do not share tools with other participants.

In this experience day you will learn the ancient craft of willow weaving and sculpting and will craft your own creation. The session is led by experienced tutor and willow weaver Gina Martin. The course is very hands-on and is a great opportunity to learn a new skill.

Using dried willow, Gina will demonstrate the basic techniques you will need to create your own sculpture. This is a ‘hands on’ course and you will go home with your own willow dragonfly and a small obelisk. For those more adventurous souls and if time permits the obelisk can grow into your own design, be it an animal, fruit or abstract piece.

You will be supplied with information about the different types of willow, where to obtain your materials and how to store it should you wish to develop your weaving skills further at home.

Gina Martin studied at the Royal College of Art gaining an MA in Sculpture and she has been leading workshops for all ages and abilities for over 25 years.

Tickets cost £75 per person

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