Willow Workshop – Making Dragonflies

Date/Time Location Course facilitator
23 Jul 2022 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Ticehurst Richard Vidal

In this workshops you will learn basic willow weaving skills and make a dragonfly.  This workshop is suitable for children over 12 but they need to be accompanied by an adult.

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.

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 of working with willow.

Richard will start the day (indoors if weather inclement) with an introduction to the growing of willow.  You will then create your own dragonfly in stages after relevant demonstrations. You may also have time to make a star or a heart.

For this workshop please bring secateurs (though spares are available) and dress appropriately.

Tea and coffee will be provided but bring a snack if you think you will be hungry!

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.

Can’t make this date? Event sold out? Please email our training organiser so that you will be on the list when we run the workshop again.

 

 

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