Get in the mood for the festive season with a creative, fast-paced event. Get together with some friends and enjoy a one-day class which will introduce you to the art of willow weaving. If you have some experience, this will also allow you to develop your skills and ideas. Jane Wilkinson, the tutor will help you to make attractive festive decorations such as wreaths, woven Christmas trees and even reindeers, while learning how to use the tools of the basket maker and the art of soaking and preparing willow. You will also have the opportunity to incorporate winter foliage into your piece, such as hazel, birch and dogwood, or if you fancy a bit of sparkle and colour, some Christmas trimmings. See Jane’s work on her website www.specialbranchbaskets.com
The weather might be cold but cosy fires will be on in our lovely Arthouse. We will get into the spirit of things with mince pies and mulled wine.
Cost £40 plus small materials charge