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!
What workshops will you take in 2019?
All Classes will include
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!
A family workshop at WWT Welney making Christmas Decorations.
Grandchildren, parents and grandparent each made their own and learned a lot, shared ideas and discovered that sometimes the grown ups are not the best learners. They had lots of fun doing it.
What’s your Christmas style this year?
Decorations made with natural and recycled materials. People always add their own character to the willow shapes, balls, stars, hearts, trees etc.