The ATC are delighted to announce a series of willow weaving courses which we hope will appeal to everyone.
28 January 2023.
Garden sculptures are stunning. In this MORNING session you will build a living garden sculpture which, with some basic maintenance, will last you about 5 years and give the appearance of a pineapple or a fountain during the summer months.
This is a half day course in designing and making a living willow garden structure that will grow each year. Participants will be shown how to prepare, plant and construct their sculpture using living willow and traditional weaving techniques.
The future care and maintenance of your amazing creation means it will thrive for many years to come.
Tickets available from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/411872701337 Cost £50.00
28 January 2023.
As above but held during the AFTERNOON. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/411888729277 Cost £50.00
25 February 2023.
This all day session covers both rush and willow weaving.
This course aims to teach the basics of willow weaving and rush weaving suitable for complete beginners.
Why willow and rush? These natural fibres are one of the most sustainable and flexible products you can work with. It is 100% natural and not only grows very quickly but is sustainably sourced, locally grown and easily available. A truly eco product.Course attendees will go home with a home-made willow basket and something made of rush as well, providing attendees with an all-round introduction into both willow and rush.
Willow is not confined to making a basket. Garden obelisks, statues, coffins are but a few items a novice can be work towards making as this craft has many transferable skills. Using basic tools such as a knife or a pair of secateurs this makes a new hobby to be very cost effective.
Course attendees will go home with a home-made willow basket and something made out of rush.
Tickets available from Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/430861627727 Cost £75.00
19 March 2023.
This all day session will create three bird feeders made out of willow.
This trio make great additions to your garden or thoughtful handmade gifts, and just in time for nesting season.
During the day you will learn how the willow is cut and processed and learn some of the key willow weaving techniques.
You will be able to make gifts for your friends for years to come.
Tickets available from Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/411888729277 Cost £65
13 May 2023.
During this session you will make a magnificent garden obelisk for your climbing plants.
During this session we will make a functional garden structure to be the envy of your friends.
Obelisks provide a frame to support sweet peas, sunflower plants, climbing plants and once learnt you can create any frame to suit the size you need.
Make sure you can get it in your car to take home with you!
Tickets available from Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/411899712127 Cost £50
Please note that the course fee does not include the cost of materials.
Please note this cost before purchase from the course description and pay directly to the tutor on the day.