Amanda Rayner will be running this 2 day workshop weaving Willow deer.
Over the 2 days you can expect to learn the skills and techniques needed to weave this 4 legged creature. It takes time to create something worthy of putting in your garden for Christmas and many of these sculptures are so lovely that they remain in the garden throughout the year.
On the first day we will focus on putting the framework together...
After popular demand I have decided to run another frame basket making workshop this time using some willow and hedgerow materials.
This fun weaving workshop will happen in the beautiful surroundings of Usk Castle in the Oak room.
With the autumn well on the way this is a great time of year to make your own foraging basket.
We will start at 10 with a cuppa and an introduction to the materials before getting under...
Come to the Tithe Barn at Usk Castle in Usk and learn how to weave a hedgerow basket with coloured wild hedgerow materials and willow using 5 different weaving techniques including putting together the slath, pairing,putting on the upsett,waling,randing and finishing off with laying the border.
We will discuss material selection and preparation and what can be used as we go and will start by making a base each in the morning.Following this with the...
This is a starter weaving workshop where you will learn the skills to weave basic forms of sculpture in the shape of willow hearts. We will weave several different hearts morning and afternoon in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Usk Castle.
A fantastic workshop where you can take your hearts home to decorate and adorn your own home or give away to loved ones in time for Valentines.
- Next course on 24th September 2019
This is an opportunity to weave your own coffin. I am an established coffin maker with seventeen years of experience. I will guide you through the different processes day by day. It is an intensive course so you are welcome to bring an extra person (price for 2 people sharing is £720) to help as it's quite useful sometimes to take it in turns to rest and there are several points where you can work...
This is a great workshop for anyone wanting to weave things with natural materials to benefit their own garden. The pea frames add height and structure and support for tall climbing plants such as sweet peas and clematis or mange tout and runner beans and the low hurdles are perfect for peonies or low plants to nestle against or give protection to areas of the garden.
Amanda Rayner will run this shopping basket making workshop in the Tithe barn at Usk Castle.
Making this beautiful basket is a very enjoyable process using different coloured willows. Perfect for a trip to town or a country stroll to the village shop this basket can be used for many outings even a quick forage in the hedgerows!
From selecting youe base sticks to putting on the handle you will be guided through the various...