Wellness with Willow Workshop
Sunday 28th April 2024, 10:30am - 2:00pm
In this workshop you will learn various willow weaving techniques and make small items out of basket willow, such as bird feeders, which you can take home. There will also be the opportunity to make other simple shapes out of willow such as fish, stars, rings, spheres.
This workshop will be led by Ruth Thompson, a willow and greenwood artist from Northumberland. Ruth champions the use of willow weaving not only as a fun and practical heritage skill, but also as a mental wellbeing exercise. People working with willow find the process grounding and deeply relaxing as it not only engages their hands but also their minds, rooting them in the current moment. Ruth had the chance to discuss the benefits of willow weaving and mental wellbeing with Robson Green in the 2nd season of his show, Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes. (The episode was first aired on New Year’s Day 2024 on BBC2 and can be viewed on iPlayer now.)
£50pp, all materials provided.
Please bring a pair of secateurs if you can. You may wish to bring a packed lunch, or refreshments can be purchased from our on site Cafe | Bar.
Event date: 28/04/2024 10:30 am - 2:00 pm