Local business team Steve Fuller and Simone Siegan have been working in willow for over 30 years making baskets, animal and bird sculptures and festive natural decorations such as stars and wreaths. We have half and full day workshops planned at YTB in November and December, so book in to make some fantastic festive arrangements under their expert tuition.

Ring or email for your place on the workshops    wrs@yewtreebarn.co.uk // 015395 31498

Willow Stag Head - Wednesday 27 November  

Learn how to make a fun quirky stag's head in time for Christmas! Impress yourself and complete one in a day's workshop. They look stunning on a wall, shed or as a garden sculpture. You will be introduced to several willow weaving and sculpting techniques to help you create these wonderful sculptures.  No metal or wire frames, just wonderful sustainable and natural willow. Suitable for complete beginners.

10am - 4.30pm £90 (including lunch)

Magical Willow Christmas Decorations    Sunday 1 December & Monday 16th December 
Make your very own willow Christmas creations! During these workshops you will learn how to make a large Christmas star and mince pie platter (also useful for cheese, fruits & bread) or willow ball.  We aim to have a lovely selection of soaked and fresh willow material to inspire you.  Willowpool designs will share their techniques and guide you on how to prepare and select willow as well as tips on harvesting your own hedgerow materials for future projects. Suitable for complete beginners.
10am - 1.30pm  £60 
Christmas Willow Hearts -  Tuesday 17 December
Make a heart shaped willow door or wall decoration using locally harvested willow; you will learn the techniques needed to create a rustic heart shape that can be recycled year after year.  Our hearts also make a nice alternative to wreaths.  Our aim is to use locally harvested greenery, cones and sustainable material wherever possible.  You will come away with a beautiful willow heart and gain the skills and confidence to carry on creating your own variations.  Suitable for complete beginners.  
10am - 1.30pm  £60 

 

Magical Willow Deer -  Thursday 19 December
Learn how to make one of these fun and unique willow deer just in time for Christmas! Come along and enjoy a full day of creative deer weaving.  Display your sculpture in your garden, or as an alternative Christmas tree, making it come alive with fairy lights.  You will be introduced to several willow weaving and sculpting techniques to help you create these wonderful sculptures.  No metal frame or wires, just sustainable and natural willow!  Suitable for complete beginners.
10am - 4.30pm  £90 (including lunch)

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