Willow Garden Structures (1 day) in the Peak District
A creative day in the garden with willow expert Eddie Glew or Anthony Hammond. Projects include an obelisk/plant support (perfect for those sweet peas!) plus a decorative sunflower, dragonfly or bird feeder. You will make several items over the day to take home. Eddie will also explain the practice of using living willow to build larger structures such as dens and tunnels. (Note the actual planting of living willow is a seasonal activity, taking place only in the winter months.) The class will be garden-based, with the studio as back-up in case of poor weather. We back onto organically farmed land with views across the fields to Carsington Water making it a lovely place to work. Open to all – both beginners and those with experience. Tutor: Eddie Glew or Anthony Hammond Eddie is a hugely talented willow weaver and creative practitioner. His portfolio boasts a raft of innovative work from traditional baskets to sculpture and interior design. He is an experienced tutor and has featured on Channel 4’s ‘Kirsty’s Handmade Home’ and BBC’s ‘Garden Rescue’. Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish. • Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting • Relaxed, creative atmosphere • 4 - 6 students per workshop • Open to both beginners and those with experience • Good fresh food, homemade cakes • Accommodation on site and nearby if required • Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people) Please get in touch for bookings or further information.
What's included in the price?
Fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments - an additional materials fee of approx £25 applies per person for the willow you will use in a day. All tools are provided but feel free to bring your own secateurs if you prefer. A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Let us know of any special dietary needs. Drinks and biscuits are available all day to help yourself with home-made cake mid afternoon. Accommodation available at extra charge: 'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2
Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts
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