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      Beginners Willow Weaving Workshop in Preston

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      July 25, 2020

      Saturday  10:15 AM

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      Beginners Willow Weaving Workshop

      Willow weaving expert and sculptor Gina returns with a series of two workshops this year. Under Gina’s guided instruction, you will achieve a willow dragonfly and an obelisk. You may wish to advance your skills on our second workshop in August. You may enjoy following this up with our Advanced Willow Workshop on 8th August. This is the workshop you need to do if you have not tried willow weaving before. It is a very popular workshop, we have been running for many years and we get lots of positive feed back. The second workshop is aimed at those who have tried and enjoyed this Willow Weaving workshop this year or in a  previous years and wish to develope their skills a little further making animals such as a deer or goose (loose duck). You may wish to book a place following this course. The workshop naturally begins with coffee and cake. Gina then introduces the class to the possibilities of willow weaving and where to obtain your materials should you wish to develop your weaving skills further at home after the workshop. Gina demonstrates and explains the weaving principles and the you begin the first task usually a dragonfly. Gina is on hand to help. In the later part of the workshop post a light lunch there is a chance to be a little more adventurous and develope your skills further. Many people choose to create an obelisk plant support. Please bring secateurs and strong hands for bending the willow! Meet at 10.15am for complimentary coffee and cake. The workshop commences at 10.30am with a lunch break at 1pm, recommence for the final session at 1.45pm to 3.30pm. This workshop will includes a light lunch and refreshments though the day. Please email or call the shop on  01280 848038 if you have any dietary requirements. Click here Photos from 2017 Click here  Photos from 2016 Click here  Recent photos from 2014 workshop Gina Martin is highly experienced in running workshops and projects in schools and community groups for people of all ages and abilities, designing workshops alongside the teachers and other participants. Gina studied at the Royal College of Art gaining an MA in Sculpture and has provided work for prestigious events such as the Olympics and Starwars.   Click here for photos of the 2013 workshop Click here for photos from the 2012 workshop Click here for more photos from 2011 on our Blog

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