ABOUT THE COURSEs
You can book onto just one workshop or book both workshops to enjoy a full day of festive crafting.
Willow STARS and Rush ANGELS
Join a creative morning workshop, learning how to make large willow stars and rush angels. We will be crafting with sustainable UK grown materials to form these popular folk designs. All the materials and tools will be supplied with the guidance of Louise from Rough Around the Hedges. These sessions fly by so why not come early for breakfast in the Beech Café?
Willow and ivy yuletide decorations
In this afternoon workshop, try your hand at creating natural yuletide decorations for your door, porch or hallway. We will fashion wreaths and spheres from locally grown willow with the guidance of Louise from Rough Around the Hedges. To adorn you 3D sphere, ivy and mistletoe will be provided. You can bring extra foraged materials to add to you wreath or continue to decorate it at home. These sessions are very popular please book early to avoid disappointment.
THE COURSE WILL GIVE YOU
- Skills in crafting with willow and natural materials
- Knowledge about the ecological credentials of willow
THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR
Those with some or no previous experience, but at least some manual dexterity, hand strength and patience is required.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR
- Some sharp secateurs
- This course will take place indoors.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Louise Arthur specialises in willow weaving and environmental education. She is highly skilled at making baskets from sustainable 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 a member if the Basket Makers’ Association and the Heritage Crafts Association. As an experienced workshop leader, she is passionate about sharing her love of willow crafts with adults and children.
You can get 10% discount when you stay with us during your course for 2 nights or more in our campsite or eco lodge. Please call us on 01730 823166 to make your accommodation booking. Our reception is open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.