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Festive Willow

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Festive Willow with Kim Creswell

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Wreaths, stars, garlands and more on this fun crafty Christmas workshop.

Put away the tinsel and the fake snowflakes, and come and spend an enjoyable morning creating your own Christmas decorations for your home.  We will start with a wreath for the front door and then you can choose what to make next – hearts, stars, wands, trees and more. 

This is a fun, hands-on course which showcases the joys of working with willow and teaches simple willow weaving techniques.  All materials are included.

About the Leaders:

Suzanne and Richard Kerwood have been growing and weaving living willow in the UK since 1997 - a big contrast from their previous occupations (a bank officer and flying instructor respectively).  Over the last 5 years they have specialised in bespoke projects including many restaurant interiors, various garden features and fencing.  Based on the outskirts of Exeter, Windrush grows 150 varieties of living willow.  The hand-planting, harvesting, drying and weaving gives them a real sense of pride in their work and efforts to achieve an environmentally balanced lifestyle.

Suzanne and Richard will also be teaching a Willow Basket Making Workshop (Fri 17 – Sun 19 Mar and Fri 10 – Sun 12 Nov), Willow for the Garden Workshop (Fri 14 – Sat 15 Apr) and Willow Frame Baskets in a Day (Fri 8 Sep).


£85 pp  -  includes all tuition, materials as per above, morning tea.


Arrive from 9.15am for morning tea.  The course will start at 9.30am and finish at 4pm.

What to bring: 

All tools are provided, however please bring the following if you already have them: a sharp pair of secateurs, a knife and a notebook.  Willow work can be a little messy so we recommend bringing an apron or wearing old clothes.

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Comments from previous events:

Tutors very patient, learned such a lot about willows, varieties, and treatment needed for weaving.  As always, warm welcome and great food.  A bonus was seeing a pair of Bullfinches feeding in one of your hedgerows, on a walk after the course.  Thanks again to all - Jan.


WIllow Baskets c Windrush Willow (1)

Richard and Suzanne Kerwood

KC.14 Willow Wksp c Nicola Hawkins (6)

Festive Willow with Kim Creswell-001