Lincolnshire Willow

 

Summer/Autumn Courses 2015


I teach a range of subjects at wonderful venues throughout the county, use the links or telephone the relevant hosts to book your place.

Please book *workshops with me at Lincoln Willow





Willow Obelisks

Thursday 9th July

half day course with refreshments 10am-1pm

Ellicar Gardens, Gringley on the Hill

between Gainsborough and Retford

Tel: 01777 817218 to book

Take home an elegant plant support

and be inspired by this stunning garden setting









Traditional Rib or Frame Basket

Saturday 13th June

at The Heritage Crafts Centre, Lincoln Castle

Tel: 01522 552434

Learn to make a small, round basket with a handle

suitable for storing eggs or fruit. This simple

technique was traditionally used by agricultural

workers and travellers and can be made from a

variety of hedgerow materials as well as

prepared willow.






*Willow Animal Sculpture

Saturday 20th June

at Unique Cottage Studios,

Spalding, Lincolnshire. £50

A course for those with some experience to make a

four-legged willow friend, sheep and pigs are the easiest. 

We will be working outside in the morning and this

random weave method requires some physical effort

but it’s well worth the graft.

A lovely life-size creation to live in or out.

Book with Lincoln Willow



Willow Animal Sculpture

Tuesday 21st July

at Catkin English Country Flowers,

Doddington Hall near Lincoln.

Tel: 01400 272344 or 07758 730462

A course for those with some experience to make a four-legged

willow friend, sheep and pigs are the easiest. 

We will be working outside in the morning and this random weave

method requires some physical effort but it’s well worth the graft.

A lovely life-size creation to live inside or out.



*Baskets - Frame or Random Weave

Saturday 5th September

at Unique Cottage Studios, Spalding. £45

Choose to make a traditional rib or frame basket, pictured above with a handle, or a contemporary platter in random weave pictured below.  Both projects are suitable for beginners.

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Willow Birds

Tuesday 15th September

Ellicar Gardens, Gringley on the Hill

between Gainsborough and Retford

Tel: 01777 817218 to book

These birds are full of character and provide a good

introduction to random weaving for beginners. 

Create your own bird to perch at home or in the garden,

most people make a chicken, pheasant or a duck. 

This free-form technique can be adapted to create

many shapes and forms.


Willow Birds

Saturday 19th September

at The Steel Rooms, Brigg




Random Weave Platter

Tuesday 29th September

at Catkin English Country Flowers,

Doddington Hall near Lincoln.

Tel: 01400 272344 or 07758 730462

Make this highly unusual table centrepiece, pictured right,

for fruit or arrangements or even hang it on the wall.  

This weave is very accessible and perfect for beginners. 

Most people have time to make a second flower form

using the same method in the afternoon.




*Willow Birds

Saturday 3rd October

at Unique Cottage Studios,

Spalding, Lincolnshire. £45

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*Willow Birds

Saturday 17th October

at Thomas Garrett Heritage Rooms,

Heighington near Lincoln. £40

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- Christmas Wreaths courses are now booked in, email me for further details, they will be on this page later in the Summer -



... and many more to come! keep an eye on this page or contact me for more course dates and details.   -Alison