27th April 2017 – Garden Structures
28th June – Curlews
29th June 2017 – Curlews (booked up)
13th – 14th September (2 days) – Basket Making
23rd November 2017 – Christmas Angels
Price includes a good lunch and all refreshments.
Organic Willow is used & provided, as are all the tools required. The tutor is Phil Bradley who lives in NW Cumbria near Cockermouth where he grows a total of 37 different varieties of sustainable willow on several local sites. This is harvested once the leaves have dropped in early winter and the rods are then sorted and bundled together for storage in an unheated shed, ready for use in the following year.
The willow is used mainly for basket-making, but also for garden structures and sculptures as well as decorative animals, which is a popular one-day workshop topic.He has also created some amazing large-scale structures and sculptures at RHS Harlow Carr where he has been working for the past 15 years.