A great week of weaving ‘deer on the lawn’ at Downs School. I worked with years 4, 5, 6 and 7 over two and a half days, we wove our own frames for the animals and the pupils were responsible for thinking about proportion and shape whilst concentrating on weaving for strength.
A rainy day so ideal for a half term willow workshop – childen joined me at Kilver Court today making superb dragonflies to take home for their gardens.
A delightful tiny Somerset school with only 20 pupils who wanted to make dragonflies in the sun.
Two days working in a Priddy’s tiny school to make decorations for the marquees at Priddy Folk Festival next week. Previously I have worked at the festival making willow fish but these two days involved all the pupils making willow flowers as well as colourful tissue paper and willow flowers.
Willow structures, garden focal point and support for sweet peas.
A school set in beautiful oak woodland asked me to create an outdoor reading room for pupils to incorporate native bulbs, scented shrubs, (reinstated) living willow structure, oak benching, log seating, areas for sculptures, etc…
Today children of all ages descended on Kilver Court Gardens where they made willow fish to take home. I provided different coloured willows, including red dogwood, so that children could appreciate the natural colours of the twigs as well as the different feeling of stripped willow compared to withies with their bark on. All the…
Chilly weather with flurries of snow but I was helped by small groups of infants throughout the day.
A bitter cold morning but the sun was out and the wind eventually dropped, it was a day of laughter, good humour and hands on learning for my class at Swanick Nature Reserve www.hwt.org.uk part of Hampshire & Isle of White Trust
This is a raised level area bordered by two straight banks, there are several semi mature trees and a glasshouse. One bank has been scalloped to create a free flowing form, the other bank built up using gabions filled with local stone. The overall design uses very organic forms to detract from the large adjacent…