Our full day willow craft courses are priced from £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.
Our Easter Bunny / Hare Sculpture course will be adapted to accommodate any ideas the students have for their creations, you are only limited by your imagination and the time!. 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.
To start the course you will begin by creating willow hoops / rings which can 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 your 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.
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.