Decorate your garden or home this year with a beautiful willow heart that you have crafted yourself!
In this fun and friendly workshop you will discover the art of willow weaving, learning the basic skills and techniques to craft a lovely decorative willow heart. Willow weaving uses natural and environmentally-friendly materials, and in this workshop we will use a variety of coloured willows harvested from the grounds at Quince Honey Farm.
You will find yourself immersed in the wonderful world of willow weaving and finish with a lovely willow heart to take home and hang up on the wall, in the garden, or (if you can bear to part with it) give it as a gift to someone special. You are welcome to bring string or ribbon if you would like to decorate your willow heart further, the hearts will measure approx. 15 cm in length.
Did you know? Little has changed in the craft of willow weaving and basket-making in the thousands of years it has been used. All sorts of items can and have been made from willow across the course of human history, including hats, baskets, cricket bats, shelters, coracles, clogs, wheel spokes, rope, coffins, creels and even beehives (to name but a few!). These days it is commonly used for basket making, fencing, garden sculptures and general arts and crafts – like willow hearts!
Date: Wednesday 27th March 2024
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
To book your space online please select HERE (booking fee applies), or book by telephone 017469 572 401, or in person in our shop. Places are limited so advance booking is essential!
- Workshop is suitable for complete beginners, no experience necessary
- Suitable for ages 14+
- Please bring secateurs with you if possible, and a notebook and pen to make notes if you wish. All other materials are provided.
- Please wear comfortable clothing. Layers is a good idea as willow work is active and you may find you will get quite warm.
- This workshop requires dexterity in the fingers and is not suitable for people with arthritis in their hands or similar conditions that affect dexterity.
- Includes a 10% discount voucher to spend in the shop on the day.
- Places are limited so advance booking is essential. If the event becomes fully booked and you would like to join the waiting list for cancellations, please email us on [email protected].
- This workshop requires a minimum number of bookings to go ahead, in the event of cancellation by Quince Honey Farm customers will receive a full refund.