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Two Day 'Willow Deer' Sculpture Course with Willowtwisters

student this summer working on his deer

Duration: 2 whole days

Price: £260

Book with: Sara & Hanna Holmes
at Willowtwisters

This course is also taught online.

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Course Start Dates

Friday 6th March 2020
Saturday 7th March 2020
Friday 22nd May 2020
Saturday 23rd May 2020
Friday 25th September 2020
Saturday 26th September 2020

About the Course

In this two-day course, students will have time to learn Sara’s in-depth techniques she uses to create her willow sculptures. She will guide you through the process from beginning to end. You will learn how to create a basic armature and how to work from pictures and photographs. Sara will guide you through her additive method of willow sculpture, to create a densely woven, realistic looking deer.

Day 1
Tools and equipment, willow types and preparation for sculpture, how it is grown for craft, where to source it and tips on how to grow your own.
Preparing the armature.
Binding, sewing and weaving techniques to begin sculpting the inner shape and form of your deer.

Day 2
Sculpting techniques, maintaining shape and form.
Adding details such ears, antlers and tail
Surface texture weaving technique.
Aftercare and maintenance
Please bring with you your own. We will have plenty of Tea, coffee, cake & biscuits.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

You will need some close fitting work gloves. Secateurs provided but you can bring your own if you prefer.

This course is undercover but outside, so you will need warm clothes. On cold days there will be a fire pit outside or stove in the clubhouse.

Refreshments : teas, coffee, biscuits - you will need to bring a packed lunch.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends

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