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Willow Plant Supports

Date:
3 February 2018
Cost:
£90 inc. and home-made lunch, biscuits & cakes etc. Materials will be £16 to be paid on the day
Time:
9.45 for 10 - 4.00
On this one-day course you will learn standard basket-makers' weaves, as you create your own willow plant support.
 We will use sturdy 6' uprights and substantial willow 'weavers' to ensure that your plant support is not only a thing of beauty, but is sturdy enough to grace your garden for several seasons.
We will weave in a spiral up your plant support, creating an attractive helter-skelter effect. You may find yourself needing to come back next time too, since you may have sweet peas, late-flowering clematis, French beans, squashes......all after some elegant support!
NB You will need to clear your car right out to accommodatie the plant support as it will be very sturdy. The size of your car will determine the height of the plant support, unless you have a roof rack.

COMMENTS FROM PAST STUDENTS:

Just to say how much I enjoyed the willow plant support course on saturday everything was absolutely perfect many thanks.

Loved it.

Perhaps you could incorporate other weaving techniques?  The catering was fantastic.  Handouts would be useful.  Thank you for a lovely day.  Look forward to the next one.  J. S.

 Just perfect!  Learned a lot – fun, interesting, productive.  The food exceeded expectations!  I look forward to my next course.  A massive thank you to you all.

 Excellent day, wonderful venue & food.

Excellent day, with the pleasure of learning a new skill and taking the willow plant support home.

 Off the scale – a superb day in every way.  I can’t wait to return!

All round excellent.  

Had a wonderful day.  Learnt a lot.  Lovely tutor.  Fabulous food.  Beautiful surroundings.  Thank you all so much.  Pam P.

Wonderful – thank you so much.  

A great introduction, thank you!

Lovely day, good company, good food, good tuition.  Thanks.

Loved all of it.  Will be back.  Would like to do more willow weaving.

I had a super day on Sunday building my Willow plant support. The food was delicious, as always. Jen Y.

Terrific day.  Thanks to everyone involved.  David M


Materials

Please bring £16 on the day.

What to Bring

  • Old clothes, but ones which enable you to bend and stretch easily.
  • Secateurs
  • String
  • Pencil
  • Pen-knife or Stanley knife
  • Gardening gloves

Photos

Willow plant supports course
Plant support course at Assington Mil
Willow plant supports course
Charlotte Blyth, tutor on the will ow plant supports course
Willow plant supports course at Assington Mill 2014
Plant supports finished
Willow plant supports course
Alternative Dates
Date Time Bookings / Places
Willow Plant Supports 3 February 2018 9.45 for 10 - 4.00
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