Had a great day at Wilderness Wood (East Sussex) last week, teaching a great bunch of children how to persuade willow into a functional vessel. It called for lots of perseverance and patience but we got there in the end and everyone ended up with a unique handmade basket! Brilliant!
Well done Carol! This student had previously only attended a couple of beginner courses… this weekend she completed this challenging project! All ready to feed the birds in her garden now.
It’s been a ‘quietly busy’ month, willow-wise. A little break from making post-new year but plenty to do with harvesting last year’s willow, planting 17 different varieties of willow cuttings on a new site, and teaching a workshop at the lovely Lewes Seedy Saturday. Lots of planning for the next few months as well… Winter is therefore a jolly helpful pause in the frenetic momentum of life.
the harvest, gleaming in the sun
new willow cuttings in (500 of them!)
A happy and talented student making a sweet pea obelisk at my workshop as part of Lewes Seedy Saturday
Saturday 17th December 10.30-12.30 am, Burwash Village Hall.
Learn how to make a woven willow star, and take at least one home- to hang in your house or give as a gift.
All materials provided plus hot drinks and mince pies!
£22 per person, advance booking essential.
Please book your place by calling Emma on 01435 882327 / 07913 651638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org