Course: Living Willow SeatsWed 12 March 2014, 10.30am - 5pm
Come and learn how to use willow on this one-day course to create a delightful woven living seat with a canopy/hood.
Willow weaving on a chair
- Date: Wednesday 12 March 2014
- Time: 10.30am - 5pm
- Tutors: John Waller
- Venue: Wakehurst
- Course Fee: £65 (£55 Concessions, Friends of Kew)
- Booking: Essential as places are limited
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About the course
Many willows are very flexible and can be grown simply by pushing willow roots into the soil - for these reasons willow provides an excellent material for instant living garden structures. On this one-day course you’ll be using willow to create a delightful woven living seat with a canopy/hood. You’ll need to get it home – and have somewhere to plant it - but you’ll be the envy of your friends when you do!
The size of the finished willow seat is approximately six feet high by twenty inches in diameter. So some thought to transportation should be given before enrolling, as you will require a roomy car or roof rack in order to get it home!
John Waller is an underwoodsman. He manages and harvests coppice woodland using the wood in wattle hurdle-making, basketry, pole lathe turning, chair and rustic furniture-making and garden structures. He has run courses in these crafts for over 10 years both as a freelance tutor and for other organisations. He grows and harvests his own willow at Bore Place, an organic dairy farm and educational charity near Sevenoaks in Kent.
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