Willow Workshop – Fruit Bowls/Basic Baskets

Date/Time Location Course facilitator
11 Mar 2023 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Ticehurst Richard Vidal

In this workshops you will learn basic willow weaving skills.   and make a basic willow basket/fruit bowl.

Richard Vidal, is going to be our tutor.  He has recently retired from the civil service to spend more time with his passion for all things ‘willow’. He has grown his own willow for 18 years and produces beautiful sculptures, living willow structures, ornaments and baskets. This introductory workshop will cover the growing, harvesting, storage and dipping of dry willow into water to regain its innate flexibility.

Before his retirement Richard sold willow at Blackheath Farmers Market and started to teach willow weaving to community groups so understands the different levels of teaching required dependent on previous experience.

For this workshop please dress warmly: waterproof gloves and leggings are useful and walking boots or wellies essential.  Please bring secateurs (though spares are available).

Bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

Please leave your dog at home as it might slow you down in completing your creations, but if you have no dog sitter then you can bring your pet if it is well behaved and quiet.

Richard’s mobile is 07597 939668 and his email is richardhvidal@yahoo.co.uk. He is happy to discuss and explain what to expect at the workshop in more detail and to consider making adjustments for any disabilities or injuries.





This event is fully booked.

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