Course Provider: Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses
Contact Name: Fay Kenyon
Telephone: 0114 235 6348
J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Course Length: One day (9.30-4)
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Willow Garden Structures - a one day course
Willow is an amazing plant. A cut stem can re-root and grow through just being pushed in the ground. It grows incredibly quickly, is tactile, flexible and a joy to work with.
On this course you will develop skills and knowledge that can be used over and over in a multitude of ways. You will be introduced to willow as a beautiful material that is easy and very satisfying to work with. Having crafted your very own structure from willow, you will leave the day being able to apply your new skills to create both artistic and practical projects to use in your own garden or community spaces and schools. Watching your willow ‘sticks’ transform into lush green as spring arrives Willow is rewarding for children and adults alike.
Not only will you walk away with something functional, creative and beautiful, you will have done your bit for the environment by building a carbon absorbing chair!!
This course will cover:
Introduction onto weaving techniques
Information and guidance about where to plant living willow
Construction of your living willow structure;
Finish off with guidance on future maintenance.
This session will be taught by Alistair Hayhurst of Underwood crafts; founded in 2000 and based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire Alistair sources his materials from sustainably managed woodlands, coppicing and harvesting the materials he uses during the winter months.
Arrive: at 9:15 for a 9:30am prompt start
Depart: 4pm although this is approximate
Directions: Please see map featured on the website
What to bring: warm work clothes, pen and notebook, packed lunch
Let us know: if you have any special needs
What's included in the price?
All willow and tool use is included. Refreshments and biscuits throughout the day but please bring a packed lunch.
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