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Our Wood & Willow Courses
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July

Willow Ducks
Sunday 16th July 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Norah Kennedy

£80
Weave your own attractive duck using willow in a variety of rich natural colours, from the Somerset Levels, Herefordshire and Powys. Learn from a professional basketmaker and experienced willow tutor.
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August

Willow Owls
Friday 11th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Linda Rees

£80
Making your own owl is a charming way to learn how to work with willow. By creating a willow sculpture you will discover how to manipulate and weave this wonderfully supple natural material. Produce an owl bursting with personality.
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September

Basket Weaving Weekend
Saturday 30th September 2017 to
Sunday 1st October 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Norah Kennedy

£160
Our Basket Weaving Weekend has become an annual autumn event. Two whole days to immerse yourself in willow basket weaving, under the guidance of a professional basket maker and experienced tutor. Using different colours and varieties of willow you will weave a round-based basket of your choice – or even two. Choose from a log basket, shopping, fruit or pet basket, umbrella stand, welsh tea things basket or Irish sciob. You will learn about how willow is grown, harvested and prepared and also pick up some lovely old basket making jargon. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.
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October

Willow Deer Sculpture
Thursday 26th October 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Linda Rees

£80
A fabulous introduction to the world of sculpting in willow. This little deer will look delightful near the Christmas tree or in the garden. You will gain knowledge, experience and confidence in handling willow as a sculpting medium.
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Willow Hares
Friday 27th October 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Linda Rees

£80
Create a hare for your home or garden in beautiful natural willow. No previous experience is needed. You will be shown how to use simple basketmaking techniques and delightfully supple soaked willow to weave a hare with its own unique personality.
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