WWT Welney

Willow workshop with Jane Frost

Sat 7 October

Basket forms & sculpture

(this workshop is recommended for intermediate students or those with some experience of using willow). 

Time: 10am – 4pm (with a break for lunch; bring packed lunch or use the visitor centre café). 

Cost: £45 per person, plus £15 for basic materials.

Using willow and other natural fibres learn to make simple structures.  Learn a variety of 'off loom' techniques for sculpture and hangings for interior or exterior pieces.

Workshops are suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.  Students will be able to achieve a selection of sample pieces showing a variety of techniques and some experimental pieces, combining weaving, wrapping and braiding.  Remember to wear suitable clothes. For larger structures there is an outdoor area to work sheltered from rain, but it can get windy, hot or cold.  Suitable for all abilities. Students with previous experience will be able to make larger and more complex pieces.

Tools and willow are provided but you may wish to bring some of the items listed below.

1.Scissors and string

2.Garden wire

3.Sharp knife - Stanley or craft

4.Gardening gloves (optional)

5.Any special threads or fabrics you’d like to use

6.Notebook, sketchbook, pens and pencils

Booking essential for workshops with full payment in advance.  Please make cheques payable to Jane Frost and send to:  32 Woodfen Road, Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1JP.  If you have any questions please email Jane on Jane@FrostArt.co.uk or phone 01353 861944 or 07967 088 348.