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Willow Christmas Garland Afternoon Workshop

Course: Willow Christmas Garland Afternoon Workshop
Tutor: Jo Sadler
Start Date: 23rd November 2019
Start Time: 1.00pm
End Time: 5.15pm
Fee: £75.00 What's included?

Come and join local willow artist Jo Sadler for the afternoon and kick start your festive celebrations making your own Willow Christmas Garland. Using locally grown Somerset Willow, Jo will show you how to weave and part decorate your very own sustainably sourced 4 – 5 ft Christmas Garland.No experience is necessary and all materials are supplied but feel free to bring your own contributions from the hedgerow or a favourite Christmas decoration. The afternoon workshop includes all materials as well as coffee, mince pies and three course lunch and you will of course get to take your garland home with you. There will be no wire or plastic used in the construction of these garlands so they will be fully compostable or re-useable (think Spring Garland!), with a minimal carbon footprint. The perfect eco-friendly adornment for your fireplace or staircase during the festive season. 

Book both the "Make A Willow Wreath" and "Make a Willow Garland" workshops and pay a discounted combined price of £115.

Tutor Information

Jo has been weaving with willow for over four years now and makes a wide variety of sculptures from Chickens to Deer, Arches for Weddings, bespoke commissions and runs courses to make sculpture. She is a supplier to the National Trust and made Barrington Court a gaggle of geese for their Easter trail as well as creating winter displays for last two years in the grounds. She has several deer displayed at Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens which appeared at Dillington House last Christmas pulling the sleigh! She is currently about to open a unit at Broadwindsor Craft Centre where she will also run future courses and sell sculptures. Her passion for weaving is never ending and she really appreciated going on a course which just opened the door to a complete new creative world. She is learning to weld so she can expand into metal sculpture and hopes to use more materials too.

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Another brilliant fun and educational experience....very impressed by the course material and tuition and range of music to cater for all taste Acoustic Band Student