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This workshop will demonstrate a variety of weaving styles and methods to fill in the overall shape of a seed head formed from curving willow rods attached tightly to the support stick and gathered together. The tepals can then be woven or left open – there are no rules and there is opportunity to explore different methods. Two or three pods can then be positioned together to add height and interest into the garden border, or smaller ones in a pot. It’s also possible to fill the pod with sheeps’ wool to provide nesting material for the birds in the spring. Simpler methods will also be shown for straighter type seed heads such as a bullrush.

Tutor Phil Bradley lives in NW Cumbria where he grows his own sustainable willow for basketry, garden items as well as bird & animal sculptures, all popular workshop topics. Phil’s gentle humour and excellent teaching style will make sure that everyone successfully creates their very own interpretation of a seed pod in willow which will look stunning in the garden border.

The organic willow is included in the price and all the tools required will be provided.

10 students max.

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