Events

Willow Workshop at Blacksmith Cottage - Willow Basketry for the Garden 23 & 24/5/2018

SalixArts Willow Workshop
Willow basketry for the Garden  
Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th May 2018, 10am-5pm, £170
(This workshop can also be booked as individual days @£85 each)
 
Willow Basketry for the Garden

In this two day workshop you’ll have plenty of time to make beautiful and useful items for your garden. Learn how to make simple baskets for collecting your cut flowers and vegetables, trugs for carrying your tools, woven containers for your prize plants or structures to support floppy foliage!

Debs 1Whether you like your garden to work hard for you or simply look lovely you will find something here to help you.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with more basketry knowledge – projects will be tailored to your experience.
plant supports - small round
We will be using traditional basketmaking techniques and english willow, the majority of which is local, organically grown, and hand-harvested, to produce these attractive and useful additions to any garden. You can expect to be able to make 2 plant supports or a support and a planter in a day. Gathering baskets / trugs will take the best part of a day each, but you might have time for some little birds, a lantern or some decorative leaves!

pair short plant supportsEnjoy a restful couple of days of creating in delightful surroundings – Blacksmiths Cottage is situated in 2 acres of lovely garden and woodland - and go home with something new for your garden and a real sense of achievement.

Yummy vegetarian lunches and refreshments are included in the price of £170, but willow is charged for at the end of the workshop depending on how much you actually use - to give you some idea, the materials cost for a gathering basket or trug would be £4-£5.

For more information or booking please contact Debbie on 07736952730, or debs@salixarts.co.uk

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willow birds in flowers