Our 2 day course is run over Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July and is £150.00 and includes 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 tutors are some of the most experienced willow weavers in the UK. They will ensure you have the very best instruction and help throughout your time with us at Musgrove Willows. They will teach you how to use the most suitable tools and willow weaving techniques to achieve the best results.
You will begin by creating the main structural work, this can be done by either creating willow hoops / rings which can be shaped and used as the body or main structure, or alternatively and most commonly you can use metal wiring as your frame to enable you to build and weave around to achieve the basic shape.
If you are not using a frame then several rings or large sections of willow bound together can be used to make one model. These can be bound together to create your desired shape. Your tutor will show you how to create the framework to enable you to weave, strengthen and build the shape.