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Willow Workshop at Blacksmith Cottage - Fairy Houses and bird feeders 06/06/2018

SalixArts Willow Workshop
Fairy Houses and Bird Feeders 
Wednesday 6th June 2018, 10am-5pm, £85

Fairy Houses and Bird Feeders - A one-day course making lovely willow creations to attract the birds and the fairies to your garden!

platter and long birdfeedersBring a little bit of magic into your garden. Delight your children or grandchildren with these homes for the fairy folk (or make random strangers wonder and smile with a bit of 'guerilla weaving'). And maybe you'd like to make lovely feeders to bring the birds flocking in? You can make both in this one day workshop, which is suitable for all levels of experience, and particularly good for beginners.

Really fun to make, these tiny houses and willow bird feeders are deceptively easy to make, so once you've made your own you can share your skills with your kids. We'll be using willow and found natural materials.

Fairy house littleI created this fairy house with a friend's 8 year old daughter using sticks and ivy and bark, all found in their garden. Two years on, it's still standing, still loved, and a small elder has self seeded in it's little front garden!

If animals are more your thing, then the houses can easily be adapted to make a welcoming home for a hedgehog!

 

 

blue tit on feeder

 A simple, yummy vegetarian lunch and refreshments are included in the price of £85, 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 small hanging fatball feeder would be £1, and a house £3-£4.

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

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