A practical course learning the following skills; stripping bark from the log, manipulating and shaping, boiling and coloring, sewing and fastening to solid bases.
Bring lunch; you can cook over the fire?
Come to Surrey and weave a beautiful garden planter/tipi that can be used for your sweat peas , beans or annuals and even as a light sculpture.
Using a variety of willow that is grown locally and from Somerset we start with a group of tall sticks and then weave a ring to bind them all together at the base.
From there it is a spiraling weave all the way to the top, changing the...
On arrival you will be greeted with a welcoming drink by the fire, a home baked delight and a potted history of willow, where to source it and how to prepare it.
Once settled in and the journey to get here forgotten we begin the days weaving choosing between the projects we have on offer.
Willow and cane bunting.
Willow seed pods and bird feeders.
Come to Surrey and create a handbag using a variety of materials.
We start with an oak base and use willow for our uprights and border.
In between it's up to you.
We have willow in different colours, strings, wools, and paper twines which you then top with leather handles, available in different colours to match your weaving.
Ideal for those who have woven before for the best results.
Beginners welcome but can only weave...
Come for a full day and weave a wooden base to create some a beautiful woven round basket with or without a wooden handle.
Learning trac borders, three rod wale and either a traditional or spiral border your basket will be functional and stylish.
This basket workshop is ideal for beginners and we also cover where to source the materials and how to prepare them for use.
The Zarzo basket supposedly originated in Northern Spain where it was used by cheese makers for draining cheese.
The rounded flower basket on this course is a great basket for beginners, being very structural and methodical and not to strenuous on the hands and fingers.
The course starts with an introduction to willow, where it is grown, its preparation and the different varieties you can weave with.
Working in pairs to set the basket up,...