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Discover the ancient craft of willow weaving creating obelisks, hurdles and willow structures for your garden.

Taught by Kim Creswell

Sun 10 May 2015

Why spend money on willow structures for your garden when you can make your own?!  This is a fun, hands-on course which showcases the joy of working with willow and teaches simple willow weaving techniques of this ancient craft. 
 
You can expect to make obelisks (for climbing plants) and mini hurdles (for garden borders) using Dorset grown willow and hazel. Remember, these are large items, so leave plenty of space in your car for the journey home! 
 
Kim Creswell
Kim Creswell has been enchanted by natural materials all of her life and first encountered the joy of working with willow over 20 years ago. Kim began teaching basketry, sculpture and other rural crafts in 1999 and has held many successful and enjoyable willow weaving workshops and demonstrations in venues as diverse as National Trust properties, music and arts festivals, schools, corporate team building events and village halls, to name but a few.
 
Kim will be teaching a range of willow courses at Kingcombe in 2015 including Willow Trugs (Sat 25 Jul), Willow Badger Sculptures (Sun 26 Jul) and Festive Willow (Sat 21 Nov)
 
Day Workshop:                
£85 pp    includes all tuition, materials as per above, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
 
Times:                       
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.
 
weekend

Why not make it a long Crafty Weekend by booking this course with the Printmaking Workshop (Sat 9 May) and adding a B&B package.

    Download the Information Sheet - oinfo2r if you require further information call the Booking Office 01300 320684.

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