Sunday, 25 September 2011

Willow Weaving

One of the advantages from volunteering at the vineyard is that I get the opportunity to do other things too.  Today I took part in a full day willow weaving workshop. The location was through the gate (above)

 and along a woodland walk.

Above are some of the items that were made by our tutor Tom Hare.  Tom Hare is responsible for making the fantastic willow sculptures on display at Kew gardens.

 With Tom's expert tuition I made the leaf shaped plant poke above............

 .............a snail plant poke.................

 ......a dragonfly..................

.............and a sweet pea support.  Not a bad day's work!  I wonder what other opportunities will come my way as a result of volunteering?

21 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

Wow, how lucky you were to get tuition from Tom Hare. Your work is lovely, I would jump at the chance of a day like that. Well done.
Briony
x

Michela said...

The sweet pea support is just great! ..I wonder if we had planted one of those our sweet pea would have done better than some yellow dried leaves...
Love the gate!
x

Toffeeapple said...

What a marvellous thing to do, how exciting. You are lucky being able to do that and didn't your items turn out well?

marigold jam said...

Wonderful! I keep meaning to go on a day course to do that living here in willow country as I do!

andamento said...

You've made some lovely things and it sounds like a very pleasant way to pass a day. I think my favourite is the dragonfly. Such pretty objects to have in a garden.

Kathy said...

What a lovely way to spend a day ... with fantastic results. I have a very similar sweet pea support which cost far too much at the local garden centre!
Love the dragonfly too!
xxx

Rosie said...

How lovely and not many people get the opportunity to try willow weaving. Lucky you x

periwinkle said...

Just how clever are you please, another string to add to your crafty bow ... keep it up . Love the butterfly x

Julia said...

Wow, lucky you and what fun too. These look really fabulous and will look great in your garden - well done!!

Julia xx

Helen Philipps said...

What a wonderful thing to do, Simone! I really love willow woven things in the garden, they look so beautiful, both natural and designed at the same time! Willow sculptures look great tucked between the plants, and the structures for climbing plants really enhance the gardens.
Have a lovely week.
Helen x

Lisa said...

What a wonderful craft to try and you've been so successful at it too! Love all your makes.
Lisa x

Puppet Lady said...

What a lovely day you must have had, and the things you've made are not only beautiful but useful too! Well done!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

An excellent day's work, I think!!
I love all your makes Simone. It really looks like a fun thing to do. Your snail and dragonfly are beautiful and you'll certainly have something lovely to grow your sweet pea on next summer!
Vivienne x

Rosie said...

Looks like you had a great day and you've made some lovely things. I'm always fascinated watching people make baskets and things with willow:)

Teresa said...

Oh, they're beautiful!! I love the look of woven willow... such a charming, old fashioned and natural look.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

how wonderful and strange as I have just been looking for some little willow or wicker baskets for the kiddies at pre-school to take to the allotment and collect goodies in and then read this :-) If only I could make some for them - a wonderful art form.

Lyn said...

lucky lady!
how clever and yet another string to your bow!
love the dragonfly best i think.
xxx

Bluebell said...

Hi Simone,
What a wonderful opportunity and you must have a had a flair for it too as you got so much done in a day! I love natural willow supports and decorations in the garden and now you know how to make your own, you'll be able to make lots! The dragonfly is gorgeous, exactly my sort of thing. x

Anne said...

What a beautiful setting and what a fun (and productive!) day you had. Those new willow pieces will be lovely in your garden!

Thanks, again, for your kindness and friendship.

sharon said...

Bravo, bravo. What fun and what great results. Makes me hope my baby willow will hurry up and GROW.
Then I'll be asking you for your help.
Lovely.

Louise said...

Not a bad day's work, your a natural Simone. Is this really the only time you've had a go at this craft! x