Perfect for anyone interested in having a go or adding a deer to the family. During the day you will be taken through the process of making the willow frame to support the deer, adding elements such as heads legs ears tails and antlers. We will provide a basic recipe for you to take home so that you can carry on at home and make a whole herd. Willow will also be available to purchase and information on its preparation and storage will also be given.

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.

Skill Level : Beginners

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Our full day willow deer/reindeer course is priced at £80 and include all materials, lunch and refreshments. You will come away with something beautiful, strong, environmentally-friendly and above all, very personal to you.

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.

The deer/reindeer course is an excellent workshop to get you into the Festive spirit. This ‘deer’ little reindeer will look wonderful on the lawn for many years to come all year round, not just for Christmas.

To start the course, you will begin by creating willow balls and hoops to mold the shape of the head and body. Our tutors are some of the most experienced willow weavers in the UK, so if you have any questions throughout the day or need any assistance please do not hesitate to ask them (they are a wealth of knowledge). They will ensure you have the very best instruction and help throughout your time with us at Musgrove Willows.

No previous experience is necessary to complete the course, complete beginners will amaze themselves with what they can achieve with the guidance of our tutors.

Additional information

Deer Course Dates

09/11/19 – 10:00am, 04/12/19 – 10:00am, 07/12/19 – 10:00am, 08/12/19 – 10:00am, 14/12/19 – 10:00am

Start Time

10:00am – Please arrive at 9:45am to sign in and grab a drink, also great opportunity to meet everyone before the course begins.

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