Our 5 day course includes all materials, lunch and refreshments.
As well as taking home your own willow creation, you can also see the willow being grown and processed at first hand, taking in one of Somerset’s oldest crafts. Visitors are welcome to walk through the withy fields and enjoy the amazing variety of wildlife that the Somerset Levels has to offer.
At the end of your session you will have the opportunity to purchase willow, tools or books to help you master the trade at home should you wish.
Equipment required for course
Low bench and lap board plus selection of tools you are comfortable working with including: Knife, Secateurs, Medium bodkin, Hand iron + Commander, Weight and grease horn.
Planks, Blocks, table top boards, basic tools (bodkins, secateurs, hand irons, commanders), 2lb weights, String, hoops and all materials required.
There will be a small number of benches and lapboards that can be borrowed if you do not have one or are unable to transport your own.