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Discover the pleasures of working with willow and create a collection of stunning sculptures over the 6-week course with Twigs & Sprigs.  Wendy, your tutor, will teach you the basics of working with willow. By the end of the course, you will have learned different weaving techniques and will have created 4 of your own willow sculptures to take home.

Course Timetable

Wednesdays 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
12th September to 17th October

£60 per person for the 6 session course
Plus £30 for materials

Suitable for complete beginners and those with some weaving experience

Week 1 Willow Dragonfly
12th September

In the first session, Wendy will take you through the process of preparing your willow for weaving and show you how to work the willow to create your own willow dragonfly, using a corn dolly weaving technique.

Week 2 Willow Flower
19th September

This week will involve using two different willow weaving techniques: making a slath and a pairing weave, you will weave a willow flower for your garden.

Week 3 Willow Birdfeeder
26th September

Look after the birds in your garden with your own handwoven birdfeeder. Wendy will teach you a variety of weaving techniques using a different corn dolly technique, then fill them with a mixture of lard and seed.

Week 4 5 & 6 Willow Pheasant
3rd, 10th, and 17th October

Over the final 3 sessions, Wendy will guide you through the process of creating an elegant pheasant of your own to display in your home or garden.

About Wendy

Wendy lives in Carlton and is happily married to Adrian and has two teenage children, Hollie and Thomas. She enjoys cooking, the outdoors and visiting Northumberland. Wendy set up Twigs & Sprigs in April 2017, having turned her hobby of willow weaving into a business. With 18 years of teaching experience and her passion for art and all things nature, Twigs & Sprigs was born. Wendy’s willow workshops are fun, addictive and therapeutic. You won’t want to put the willow down in anticipation of seeing your finished sculpture. Everyone’s sculpture is unique, each with its own character and personality. The workshops are fun and friendly with the satisfaction of producing your own willow sculpture to adorn your home or garden.

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