The Library Presents spring seasonof workshops has been published.I will be teaching small scale willow sculpture to a wide range of ages and abilities. Children under 12 years need to work with an adult on collaborative projects. It’s a great opportunity to spend time together learning something new.
For details of all workshops times, dates and venues Go here
Hearts and Flowers for Valentines or Mothers Day
A possible new workshop if you book soon as a host or participant dates to be arranged. You can also arrange for gift tokens to be sent in advance
Be ready for a Celebration Day in the Fens, June 20th 2020
Fascinating Fens are coordinating community events, see https://fascinatingfens.com/blog/.
If you are interested contact them here https://fascinatingfens.com/contact/
Please note change of date for the Easter baskets and bird sculptures workshop at WWT Welney, now happening on March 28th
2019 has been a busy year of workshop activities. Some new techniques shared and discovered both by students and by me. I am looking forward to more if the same in 2020, maybe with longer courses or more one to one teaching sessions, so students have opportunity to learn more about both maintaining and growing willow, to make their own work. If you are interested in this, go to the workshop selection page.
One of the best places to source willow in the Fens is Holt Island, St Ives. Very close by is The Norris Museum where I will be teaching how to make plant supports for gardens in the area. This workshop is for both beginners and those who have made with willow previously.
There are a few places still available for the last workshop of the season on April 6th at WWT Welney. I hope students will be ambitious, making sculptures and items for the garden. Look out for next seasons dates very soon!
Sunday 16th September I will be taking part in Holt Island Heritage weekend, St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Hoping for good weather and lots of meetings with basketmakers and answering questions from potential basketmakers and maybe do some basketmaking. There will be workshop booking forms and items for sale.
The Greenhouse workshop in the Bishops Garden, Ely will be open on June 10th 2p.m. – 6p.m. as part of the NGA Open Garden Scheme, come and see what is made here, there will be items for sale or to commission and details of next seasons workshops. Click on the link for more information about the garden
Come and learn how to make random weave baskets as a spring container. They can be tricky to make, but are great containers in a variety of sizes. Good for collecting fruit or holding balls of wool, or maybe even Easter Eggs. In fact they can hold almost anything you can think of!