Come and join local willow artist Jo Sadler for a morning workshop and kick start your festive celebrations making your own willow Christmas wreath.
Using locally grown Somerset Willow, Jo will show you how to weave your own wreath, moss and part decorate your very own sustainably sourced Christmas Wreath.
No experience is necessary and all materials are supplied but feel free to bring your own contributions from the hedgerow or a favourite Christmas decoration.
Jo Sadler has been weaving with willow for over four years now and makes a wide variety of sculptures from Chickens to Deer, Arches for Weddings, bespoke commissions and runs courses to make sculpture. She is a supplier to the National Trust and made Barrington Court a gaggle of geese for their Easter trail as well as creating winter displays for last two years in the grounds. She has several deer displayed at Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens which appeared at Dillington House last Christmas pulling the sleigh! She is currently about to open a unit at Broadwindsor Craft Centre where she will also run future courses and sell sculptures. Her passion for weaving is never ending and she really appreciated going on a course which just opened the door to a complete new creative world. She is learning to weld so she can expand into metal sculpture and hopes to use more materials too.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
The workshop includes all materials as well as coffee, mince pies and lunch. You will of course get to take your wreath home with you.
There will be no wire or plastic used in the construction of these wreaths so they will be fully compostable or re-useable (think Spring front door wreath!), with a minimal carbon footprint. The perfect eco-friendly adornment for your front door during the festive season.