Workshops

Brigid's Egg Basket
10.00 - 17.30 Saturday 21st March 2020
Booking: Rosemary 089 258 3226 @belongingtothewillows


In this day class, suitable for beginners and improvers, each participant will learn how to weave a small frame basket that has a decorative and strengthening Brigid’s Cross that joins the rods of the hoops. In this class we will cover hoop making, frame basket basics, weaving techniques and get to work with a few different varieties of colourful basketry willow.

Teas, coffees, and homemade biscuits provided

Please bring a pack lunch, a hot homemade soup will be provided :)

Course includes all materials and tools

€85 {€30 deposit required}

Willow Plant Supports and Garden Structures
10.00 - 17.00 Saturday 14th March 2020
Booking: Rosemary 089 258 3226 @belongingtothewillows


Come join us for a morning of learning how to make beautiful and functional garden support structures. In this day class we will learn how to make two different willow obelisks or plant supports—optionally one could also just come for the morning to learn how to make the first structure. 

Our first plant support will be a tall spiraled structure ideal for peas, beans, and indeed anything that enjoys a good climb. This structure will be woven with a traditional Irish weave found in the donkey creels that brings a great strength.

The second, plant support is called a “cloche” that has a stout shape and a domed top, making it ideal for supporting heavy headed flowers or for making a wee portable poly-tunnel. Colourful willow will be provided for both structures.

Teas, coffees, and homemade biscuits provided.

Please bring a pack lunch, although a warm soup will be provided.

Course includes all materials and tools.

€85 for the full day, €50 for half day {€30 deposit required}.