• Willow Plant Pot Cover
  • Willow Plant Pot Cover
  • Willow Plant Pot Cover

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Workshop Details

Workshop Overview

As soon as I had a basket for every occasion, I turned to the garden to see what might show off the stunning colours of the varying varieties of willow that we grow here on the farm. Some of our plant pots were looking a little jaded, so I made a few plant pot covers. This workshop is an excellent way of experimenting with a range of stake and strand weaving techniques without the challenge of a base. This is a new workshop and one we hope you will enjoy. Willow plant pot covers create beautiful focal points in the garden/conservatory and can definitely provide doorstep curb appeal. Come and join us and make one. Better still, bring friends and family for a day of fun. With her passion for sharing this heritage craft, Gill Jones will guide you through the process of making your own willow plant pot cover. This workshop will also make a wonderful gift experience if you are looking to buy a present for someone special.

Willow Plant Pot Cover

What You Will Learn

Willow Plant Pot Cover

During this workshop, you will:

  • Discuss the function of the tools and equipment used for basketmaking;
  • Use willow work tools correctly and safely;
  • Discuss the way in which willow is prepared correctly for garden basketmaking;
  • Handle willow safely;
  • Use a range of stake and strand weaving techniques and a forms to create a willow garden plant pot cover;
  • Create a foot border and a decorative border that finish your willow plant pot cover; and
  • Discuss the care of your willow plant pot cover so that it provides several years of use.

What You Take Home

Willow Plant Pot Cover
Willow Plant Pot Cover
Willow Plant Pot Cover
  • Willow Plant Pot Cover
  • Willow Plant Pot Cover
  • Willow Plant Pot Cover

At the end of this workshop, you will take home the willow plant pot cover you have made from willow grown here on the farm.

Important Details

The Rural Skills Centre will provide:

  • All materials and equipment to make your willow plant pot cover;
  • Tea/Coffee and lots of homemade cake;
  • Lunch;
  • Parking; and
  • Accessible facilities.
  • Willow Plant Pot Cover
  • Willow Plant Pot Cover
  • Willow Plant Pot Cover

Suitability

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This ‘Willow plant Pot Cover’ workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in learning the basic techniques used in stake and strand basket making. It is particularly suitable for beginners.

Schedule

Willow Plant Pot Cover
Time Activity
09:45 Registration, tea and homemade shortbread or Welsh cakes on arrival
10:00 Welcome and discussion on health and safety including Covid-19 measures and requirements
10:10 Introduction to basic tools and equipment used for willow work/basketmaking
10:20 Create the shape for your plant support using a forma and our home grown willow stakes
10:30 Use traditional, stake and strand waling to secure the base of your plant pot cover
11:15 Tea/Coffee break with homemade cake freshly baked in the Rural Skills Centre farmhouse kitchen
11:45 Experiment with traditional stake and strand weaving techniques to create the sides of your plant pot cover. For example, pairing, French randing, English randing
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Continue weaving the sides of your plant pot cover to create height and form
15:00 Tea/Coffee break with homemade cake freshly baked in the Rural Skills Centre farmhouse kitchen
15:15 Lay down the foot and top borders
15:45 Pick off ends to finish your willow plant pot cover
15:50 Discuss how to look after your willow plant pot cover
16:00 Workshop finishes
Willow Plant Pot Cover

Tutors

This workshop is taught by Gill Jones.

Gill Jones Willow
Gill Jones