Sat 28 Nov | 11:30am-5:30pm | £59 | Tutor Hannah Ehlert
Willow Winter Wonders! Give your festive decorations a natural touch this season: Wreaths, stars and hearts, mini willow xmas trees for the table, or gorgeous reindeer – who can resist? Kick start your home made Christmas and a get a great introduction to willow weaving.
What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
Enjoy a productive day of learning about some traditional principles of willow weaving. Whether used to embellish the wintery garden, a wreath for your table and tree, the projects are beautiful with their natural charm. They look great combined with slices of dried citrus fruit, fabric and ribbons in festive colours etc.
Students can get advice on how to gather their own hedgerow material, or how to order and treat willow and what tools to get.
Expect to go home with at least 4 items of varying difficulty.
This course is suitable for all abilities and age 16 upwards and no previous experience is required.
Students should be able to have full use of both arms and hands. People with strongly strained shoulders or wrists might struggle with manipulating the withies.
Starting with hands-on projects, you will be learning basic rhythms of weaving, principles of ratios, moisture and the limits of the material.
Stepping the projects up in difficulty, we will move from wreaths on to trees, hearts, stars and will finish with a woven reindeer.
What do I need to bring with me?
Before arriving, please read our Covid-19 safety measures here.
Please wear a face covering which should be worn during the session.
Bring your own finery: ribbons, bells and any other decorative materials you wish to incorporate or decorate further at home at your leisure.
Please also bring pen + paper to make notes, and your glasses if needed. If you have sharp secateurs, please bring those along!
Are there any additional costs?
No, all tools and materials are provided.
About the tutor
Hannah Ehlert has successfully run creative green woodworking courses for the last 11 years. These include hazel wattle hurdles, Swedish spoon- and wood carving, baskets, wood projects for children. During her 3 year- coppice worker apprenticeship she has trained with a variety of craftspeople. She works in schools as well as with adults and community groups. She also runs family & adult Nature Connection courses and works as a qualified Forest School practitioner.
Her classes bring people effortlessly closer and combine fun together with quiet, relaxing time being deeply absorbed in your own project and connecting with nature´s wonders hands-on. People who wish to contact Hannah with questions can do so through firstname.lastname@example.org
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