Natural willow Christmas wreath making: workshop
Who is this course for?
In this fun workshop you will be shown how to create a beautiful Christmas wreath to take home. It is suitable for beginners to willow work.
You will make a woven willow ring as your base. You will be shown through step by step demonstrations and samples. Selecting from a wide range of natural materials you will create your own unique Christmas wreath to decorate your home.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support and advise you throughout the workshop.
Additional costs and requirements
It would be helpful to bring your own secateurs if you have them, as well as anything you would like to incorporate into your own Christmas wreath. You may be asked to pay a small amount for the willow you use for your wreath.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
About the tutor
Amanda graduated from the University of Kent and worked at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, she moved to the West Country and has worked for Learn Devon, tutoring adult and community learning courses for Devon County Council since 2002.
Amanda is an artisan who has exhibited and worked at the Bideford Art Centre, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford Pannier Market and other local shops and craft fairs in North Devon, she also takes bespoke commissions for Jewellery, Stained Glass and Mosaic pieces and is a member of the Heritage Crafts Association.
Amanda works in each of our three curriculum areas;
Arts and crafts, where she is renowned for her gentle, patient approach and has a good track record for encouraging learners to reach their potential, many of her past learners are now designer makers in their own right.
Family Learning, an area Amanda is passionate about, promoting a positive lifelong love of learning, she believes is essential to a family’s health and wellbeing.
And Adults with Learning Difficulties/Disabilities, Amanda is also the Co-ordinator for North Devon Mencap.