Sat 14th Mar 2020
10.30am – 12.30pm
United Response, Teddington
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 the latest 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 Saturday 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 lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake.
For those of you then bitten by the willow weaving bug, we’ll be running longer workshops in the summer and autumn to make pot stands and baskets.