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Willow Owl in Flight (Fri 3rd March)

Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: The Courthouse
All materials and tools provided, but you are more than welcome to bring along your favourite pair of secateurs and an apron if you wish. Please also bring along gardening gloves if you have them.

Using simple weaving techniques create your own willow owl in flight. The perfect addition to your home!

Join Wendy from Twigs & Sprigs at Thirsk Rural Arts and learn the art of willow weaving.

Get hands-on during this one day workshop. Wendy will guide you through the process of creating  your own willow owl to take home a beautiful willow sculpture for your garden.

Within this workshop, you will explore the process whilst learning about a variety of willow and different weaving techniques. Weaving with willow can be quite tough on your hands – a good level of manual dexterity is required.

Wendy’s willow workshops are addictive and also therapeutic. You won’t want to put the willow down in anticipation of seeing the finished sculpture. Everyone’s sculpture is unique, each with its own character and personality.

The workshops are fun and friendly with the satisfaction of producing your own willow sculpture to adorn your home

Wendy set up Twigs & Sprigs in April 2017, having turned her hobby of willow-weaving into a business. With 18 years teaching experience and her passion for art and all things nature, Twigs & Sprigs was born.

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Suitable For: Beginners or those with some experience. No willow weaving experience needed.

Other Info: 

  • Our willow workshops can sell out fast so please book early to avoid disappointment. To be added to our waiting list email
  • A pre-order form will be available at each session should you wish to buy lunch in our cafe after your workshop. You can view our menu here.
  • Please treat all willow sculptures with 50:50 boiled linseed oil and turps 3 times a year if keeping your sculpture outside.

£70 (£52 + £18 materials)


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