Willow Weaving ~ Garden Trug – Fully Booked

Date/Time
Date(s) - 22 Oct 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


During this willow weaving workshop, you will make a beautiful garden trug for collecting your veggie harvest, carrying your tools or cut flowers.

A slightly different twist on the garden trug that we usually do.  You will learn how to make the handle from a wreath which is then attached to the rim using a “Gods Eye” weave.  You will insert several ribs and also learn how to weave the willow to form the body of the basket. You will learn traditional weaving techniques to create a beautiful and strong basket.

This basket is also ideal for use as an egg basket.

A selection of willow colours will be available.  This workshop is suitable for all levels. All tools and equipment will be provided.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Workshop Tutor: Justine Burgess of West Wales Willows.
Justine originally trained as an engineer, and worked in the charity and education sectors, before becoming a partner in West Wales Willows with her husband, Alan.  On their smallholding in Carmarthenshire, they grow around 250 varieties of willow and sell it as cuttings and rods during the winter for others to grow, as well as selling their own willow products and sharing her expertise through workshops. 
 

Places are limited to six participants per event and must be booked in advance.

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Workshop Fee: £55 per person

NB. There is an additional £10 per person for materials, to be paid in cash on the day.

NB. COVID-19: This workshop will take place with social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in place.

  • There will be a smaller number of participants than usual, to allow for good social distancing
  • Everybody will be required to wear a mask (unless exempt) if the workshop is indoors
  • Please come prepared to work in a cool well ventilated room or covered outdoor space with plenty of warm clothing
  • Please also bring all of your own drinks, food, flask and cups etc.
  • There will be access to toilets and hand washing plus plenty of hand sanitiser available

If you’d like to make a weekend of it and stay at Denmark Farm, please enquire about availability in our self-contained Eco Lodge, Eco Campsite or Bunkhouse.

You may also be interested in other courses at Denmark Farm including: Willow Weaving~Potato Hopper, Roundwood Timber Framing, Rushing Out – Little Rush Basket, Willow Weaving~Top Hat Basket, or Willow Weaving~Foraging Backpack. See our events page for the full list

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.
 

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