You will spend the day creating three or four items to support and enhance your garden. Why spend money on expensive garden structures when you can make your very own? We will use willow in various rich natural colours, from the Somerset Levels, Herefordshire and Powys. All tools and materials are provided by the tutor, see below.
If the weather is fine, we will be working outside so please wear suitable clothes. In the garden there is a pergola for shade.
Remember these items are large so please leave plenty of space in your car for the journey home.
- choosing the correct size of willow for uprights and weavers
- simple basket making techniques
- learning which tools to use
This course is designed for a range of abilities including beginners
Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £20, payable to the tutor during the course.
If you have additional tools and materials that you would like to bring with you if you are very keen to use them, then please do so if you wish. You may not need to use them however – the tutor has listed all your essential needs for this particular course above.
We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.
We do not have the facilities to take card payments for materials in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.
Please Bring With You
- an apron
- a notebook
Timings & Refreshments
The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Please aim to arrive between 9.30 and 9.45am to allow for a prompt 10am start. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with homemade cookies in the morning, a complimentary sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon.
SPECIAL DIETS: As peoples' allergies, intolerances, special diets and preferences are so many and varied, we are not able to cater for these. However, we will be able to cater for a gluten free diet so please tell us on arrival if you need a gluten free option