Weave your own chicken - Friday 18th September 2020
Spend a fun day learning the art of willow sculpture and take home a life-sized chicken to enhance your garden. Ducks, geese or other birds are possible if you prefer or you could experiment with abstract sculpture.
Mainly using a random weave, this is a class where, once you’ve learnt the basics, you don’t have to concentrate too hard and you can chat as you weave! There are, however, some interesting techniques to learn for the details of legs, comb and tail feathers – all borrowed from traditional basket making.
There is plenty of room for creativity and you don’t even need to stick to chickens. Any bird of a similar size is possible – whether real or the product of your imagination. You bring the ideas and I will help you turn them into sculpture!
Suitable for beginners and those who have worked with willow before.
All materials will be provided (including a metal framework to weave onto).
Judith Needham is a basket maker and creator of extraordinary woven willow playhouses and dens for all ages. She is based in England's Craft Town - Farnham, Surrey and teaches basket making and willow weaving in Surrey and Hampshire.
The day begins at 9.30 and ends approximately at 4pm.
The price includes lunch, coffee and afternoon cake.
Due to Covid 19 - this will be a socially distanced workshop - based hopefully in the full open air so all participants can relax and enjoy the day. If the weather is inclement, we will be based under the cover of a gazebo so please do bring your warm layers.
There is a maximum number of people set in the group and we will be socially distancing throughout the day.