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Festive Willow

Saturday 25 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00

Festive Willow with Kim Creswell1

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.

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 on (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).

Prices: Day Workshop: £85 pp includes all tuition, materials as per above and morning tea.

Times: Arrive from 9.45am for morning tea. The course will start at 10.00am 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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