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Weave Your Own Willow Garden Sphere - 1st November - 10:00 - 16:00

Regular price £125.00
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With expert weaver Dominic Parrette, learn how to weave your own decorative willow garden sphere

About this event

In this workshop led by Dominic Parrette, you'll be taught how to weave your own willow garden sphere. Using sustainable materials Dominic will guide you through the basics of willow weaving to create your own decorative sphere. You will learn how to construct a strong frame and then create density and an organic flow to the weave using a random weave technique.

Designed for beginners, or those wanting to refresh their skills, this special experience of gentle focused learning in a beautiful setting will certainly ensure an enjoyable day. The resulting support will be both elegant and robust.

All materials supplied.

During the day tea and coffee will be provided and at lunchtime a simple lunch in the restaurant is included.

Workshop ticket £125.

About Dominic 

Dominic is a Sussex-based basketmaker, willow grower and teacher specialising in traditional frame baskets, organically woven willow forms and beautiful, strong plant supports.

He sources willow, sweet chestnut, and hazel from local coppice and is committed to sustainable woodland management. Dominic makes woven products for small gardens and allotments as well as taking on commissions for clients such as garden and interior designers and larger organisations such as The National Trust and Kew at Wakehurst.

Dominic is a member of the Basketmakers Association and the Heritage Crafts Association.

"My basketry is grounded in traditional British and European techniques which create beauty in form and function.

I take inspiration from the landscape in which I work and it is important to me that what I do is connected to the rhythm of the seasons  and in harmony with the ecology of the natural environment.

The process of growing, harvesting and creating is one of nourishment to me. I hope that my love of the natural world comes out in some small way in my baskets. " 

Cancellations of workshops 

We are unable to offer refunds for our workshops. However, should you need to cancel a booking we will endeavour to sell your place via our database and social media. If successful, we will refund or offer an alternative course subject to availability. If you would like to transfer your ticket to a friend or family member, please advise us in writing.