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Stars, garlands, reindeer and more on the fun crafty Christmas workshop

Taught by Norah Kennedy

Fri 13 Nov 2015

Put away the tinsel and the fake snowflakes and come and spend an enjoyable day 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, angels, wands, trees or even a mince pie platter! 

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.

Norah Kennedy
Norah’s love of natural materials started when she worked as a herdswomen and was enhanced when she retrained as a willow basketmaker in the 1980s. Her interest lies in making baskets that are ‘right in themselves and good for use’ and reviving at least a portion of the many traditional uses for willow that have been superseded, but not surpassed, by synthetic materials. She has been teaching at Kingcombe for eighteen years.

Norah will be teaching a range of willow courses at Kingcombe in 2015 including: Willow Weekend Workshop (Fri 24 ­ Sun 26 Apr) and Willow Workshop (Mon 9 ­ Thur 12 Nov)

Day Workshop:                
£85 pp    includes all tuition, materials as per above, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
Arrive from 9.45am for morning tea.  The course will start at 10am and finish at 4.00pm
What to bring:
All tools and materials are provided, however if you have a sharp pair of secateurs, knife,
apron and notebook it would be useful.

Why not make it a long Christmas Crafty Weekend by booking this with our ‘Festive Flowers and Wreath Decorations’ (Sat 14 Nov) and our ‘Lino Print Christmas Cards’ (Sun 15 Nov) and adding a B&B package.


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