Try Willow Weaving!

Sun 15th May 2022
11.30am – 1.30pm

Cass Art, Kingston

Do you fancy trying your hand at a new craft? Have you ever wondered how willow is turned into  beautiful and yet still practical baskets and homewares? Then why not come along to another in our series of ‘Try’ workshops and have a taster session in the wonderful art of willow weaving?

During this relaxing 2 hour workshop on a Sunday morning, expert willow weaver Dawn Ohlson will familiarise you with the techniques used when working with willow. At the end of the session you’ll have created a beautiful decorative fish (or even 2!) to take home and display proudly to friends and family!

Dawn will teach you the basic techniques used in basket making and guide you through all the steps to make a willow fish from this beautiful natural material.

The class is suitable for total beginners, though a little manual dexterity and patience may be required. All materials and tools will be provided, but do bring a pair of sharp secateurs if you have them and wear old trousers.

We’ll also provide tea, coffee and homemade cake.

For those of you then bitten by the willow weaving bug, we’ll be running longer workshops to make pot stands and baskets.

“fantastic introduction to willow weaving. Fishes are a great way to start with different colours. Very inspirational”

“great workshop. Dawn was extremely patient and knowledgeable”


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