Suitable for beginners, you will be gently guided through the process of making a simple Frame basket with tutors Suzanne & Richard Kerwood who have been growing willow and making baskets for 21 years.
We start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm.
We work in an unheated barn or outside so please bring clothing for all eventualities. All the difficult part of the basket is done in the morning so in the afternoon we often read you a story whilst you are working.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Materials, tools and notes are included as is tea,coffee & biscuits
Lunch is not included - please bring a packed lunch and any drinks you require.
1 day (9:30am to 4:30pm)
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I have just attended the plant support course. What a fabulous day.
Richard was brilliant at explaining everything and showing us what to do. We started working in the barn as it was more sheltered but eventually moved outside into the sunshine. We ate our packed lunches sitting under the shade of some willow trees and were later treated to a great lemon drizzle made by his wife Sue.
It was wonderful to be able to come home with two amazing and different plant supports. Richard was always on hand to help out when I needed reminding how to do the weaving or if a stronger pair of hands were needed. I had slightly achy hands by the end of the day but a small price to pay for such a fabulous experience. The plant supports are currently in the garage just waiting to be treated before putting outside. Can't wait to see my sweet peas growing up the tall one. Thanks for a great day Richard.
What a wonderful way to spend a day, Richard was very attentive, explained things clearly and very informative and we left with two fabulous baskets which are in daily use! we have since been back to urchas a couple of great spheres for presents and Richard and Sue were great communicators with this. Totally recommended.
A great day! Wonderful teaching and a real sense of achievement at the end of it! I had it as a Christmas present and would certainly recommend this a ‘slow’ therapy away from the rat race. The amount of concentration needed is so great that you just can think of anything else.
Response from Windrush Willow:Hi Diane,