Willow Obelisk Plant Support

Sarah Gardner

This course will teach you how to weave with willow to create an obelisk shaped support for climbing plants in your garden. You will learn how to set the main stakes and then lashing and weaving techniques to make the structure solid. We will be using soaked farmed willow from Somerset .

Crafts using your hands can be a therapeutic and an enjoyable experience. Make your very own handmade items to give as gifts or keep for your own garden.

This course is suitable for all levels including beginners.

White Room, Phoenix Art Space

All materials and tools provided.

Sarah Gardner trained as textile designer, this sparked her interest in constructed textiles and led to her practicing basketry for the past 7 Years. She is interested in growing and foraging natural materials for making but also has a make-do-and-mend approach and is always on the look-out for man-made materials that can be adapted or useful in basket-making. This requires a lot of testing to work out the qualities of the materials and their suitability for different weaving techniques. As an advocate for the crafts Sarah also helps run a small leather accessories company and teaches and practices basketry in Brighton.

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