Our full day willow craft courses are priced from £75 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.
On this popular animal heads course you will Learn the best weaving techniques to create the shape of your animal head – your tutor will adapt the class to accommodate any ideas our students have for their creations, you are only limited by your imagination and the time! You will begin by creating the main structural work. This can be achieved by creating willow hoops / rings which can be shaped and used as the main structure, then you can weave smaller willow rods around the frame to create the shape and facial features.