WILLOW DRAGONFLIES AND FISH COURSE
Wed 29th May 2019
14:00 - 17:00
Tutor: Louise Arthur
ABOUT THE COURSE
On this training course in the Hampshire South Downs, you will learn how to weave a dragonfly in a spiral 'corn dolly' weave in brown willow and how to make a wishing fish with a 'figure of eight' weave. These can be placed outside on sticks or hung up. They make great decorations for adorning the garden, pond or even plant pots. This course follows a morning course on making a willow obelisk, so there is the option of attending two different willow craft courses in one day.
THE COURSE WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
No previous experience is needed, but some manual dexterity, hand strength and patience is required.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR
Wear old trousers and suitable clothing for the weather. This course will take place outdoors in our Woodland Classroom.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Louise Arthur specialises in willow weaving and environmental education. She is highly skilled at making baskets from sustainable local willow and foraged hedgerow materials. These natural, biodegradable, little gems reflect the biodiversity of our countryside hedges and range in colour, texture and form. Louise is an excellent teacher who has years of experience running outdoor education sessions with the Forestry Commission and at The Sustainability Centre. As an experienced workshop leader she enjoys sharing her love of willow crafts with adults and children.
"Louise was generous with her time and resources and was an excellent teacher. Wonderful day!."
"Louise is a brilliant teacher. She explains things very clearly and is very supportive. Thanks so much."