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.
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.
My car was packed full of greenery and twigs for a morning of natural Christmas wreath making at Kilver Court. Upon arrival I was shown to the Director’s suite, an impressive room with wooden panneling, quirky furniture and an incredible view of the gardens complete with the majestic viaduct beyond. This was going to be…
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
Over half term I was commissioned to make a non living willow den at a primary school in Eastleigh, a steady day of weaving in the cool autumn sunshine. I think the wigwam looks great next to the large rocks and inside the small circle of light in the apex is reminiscent of a Chris Drury cloud…
I am interviewed in Somerset Life (September issue)
Willow fish at the Abbey