Willow animals – Bristol

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.   

Willow fish – Shepton Mallet

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…