WORKING WITH WILLOW; PLANT SUPPORTS

Come learn how to make your own plant supports in a one-day hands-on workshop with an expert willow weaver.

In the morning you will learn to make a 4 to 6ft tall wigwam plant support with 12 uprights. you will start by using the Irish Lobster pot weave followed by pairing with multiple rods in a spiral twist.
In the afternoon you will be able to choose to repeat the wigwam plant support on your own to perfect your technique or to make a cylindrical grow through plant support using similar techniques, but with the added skill of a 3 rod border to finish the top of the structure. You will leave with your own structure to take home for use in your garden.

This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced willow weavers and starts with a Health and Safety briefing and an explanation of the tools and how to use them.

Please feel free to bring an apron, notepad and pen and wear close-toed shoes as we will be working in a workshop space. All materials and equipment will be provided.

 

Course Leader - Richard Kerwood

Richard Kerwood established Windrush Willow in 1998 with his wife, Suzanne.

Windrush Willow is dedicated to growing and promoting the wonderful species of Willow. We are busily planting up 4 acres of land in Devon England with 140+ varieties of Willow, and are currently producing in excess of 250,00 Osier Rods each year.

We use friendly methods of growing our rare coloured varieties for diverse habitats, and producing beautiful bark colours for weaving with.

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Course times: 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Includes a delicious organic & seasonal lunch.