Our one day willow craft courses start at £80. The price includes expert tuition, all the materials and equipment as well as lunch and refreshments. Attendees will leave with something beautiful, environmentally-friendly and above all, very personal.
As well as taking home your own willow creation, there will also be an opportunity to see how willow is grown and processed on our Somerset farm. Visitors are welcome to walk through our withy fields and enjoy the amazing variety of wildlife that the Somerset Levels has to offer.
Our Easter Bunny / Hare Sculpture courses are adapted to accommodate any ideas students may have. The only limit is your imagination and the time available! No previous experience is necessary to complete the course. Complete beginners are often amazed at what they achieve under the guidance of our expert tutors.
Making a willow hare or Easter bunny
To begin making a willow hare or Easter bunny, attendees will create willow hoops / rings which can then be shaped and used as the body or face of the structure. Several rings can be used to make one model and these are bound together to create the desired shape. Your tutor will also show you how to create the framework to enable you to weave around to strengthen and build the shape.