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Here at the Bothy, in addition to our shop displays, we celebrate the seasons, host exhibitions by local crafts folk and hold occasional courses in rural crafts run by the experts.

March Saturday 17th Willow Weaving Course: Green Willow Work.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Green Willow Work

Full Day:- Learn how to construct and maintain green willow arches and fedges (growing fences).

 

Saturday 24th Willow Weaving Course: Willow Panel.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Willow Panel

Full Day:- Make a willow panel suitable for hiding wheelie bins and other clutter in the garden, gathering the skills for making more of your own panels in future.

 

April Friday 20th Willow Weaving Course: Garden Obelisks and Shrub Support.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Garden Obelisks and Shrub Support

Full or Half Day:- Support your shrubs or little seedlings with something you have made yourself: a plant support made from our willow rods bound together by willow withies and your newly acquired weaving skills. On the course there may also be time to make some woven snail cane toppers. Half day course (choose 10am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4pm). Limited places available. Or maybe someone you know would enjoy the experience? It makes a great treat or a gift.

 

Saturday 21st Willow Weaving Course: Garden Obelisks and Shrub Support.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Garden Obelisks and Shrub Support

Full or Half Day:- Support your shrubs or little seedlings with something you have made yourself: a plant support made from our willow rods bound together by willow withies and your newly acquired weaving skills. On the course there may also be time to make some woven snail cane toppers. Half day course (choose 10am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4pm). Limited places available. Or maybe someone you know would enjoy the experience? It makes a great treat or a gift.

 

May Friday 18th Willow Weaving Course: Garden Obelisks and Shrub Support.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Garden Obelisks and Shrub Support

Full or Half Day:- Support your shrubs or little seedlings with something you have made yourself: a plant support made from our willow rods bound together by willow withies and your newly acquired weaving skills. On the course there may also be time to make some woven snail cane toppers. Half day course (choose 10am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4pm). Limited places available. Or maybe someone you know would enjoy the experience? It makes a great treat or a gift.

 

Saturday 19th Willow Weaving Course: Garden Obelisks and Shrub Support.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Garden Obelisks and Shrub Support

Full or Half Day:- Support your shrubs or little seedlings with something you have made yourself: a plant support made from our willow rods bound together by willow withies and your newly acquired weaving skills. On the course there may also be time to make some woven snail cane toppers. Half day course (choose 10am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4pm). Limited places available. Or maybe someone you know would enjoy the experience? It makes a great treat or a gift.

 

June Saturday 9th Willow Weaving Course: Small Willow Items.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Small Willow Items

Full Day:- Spend the day making some small willow sculptures to decorate your home and garden. During the day you will make a selection of items using different coloured willows. Make a woven flower using basketry techniques, snails to decorate your flower pots, hearts and a tray.

 

Saturday 9th Willow Weaving Course: Mini Garden Sculptures.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Mini Garden Sculptures

Full Day:- Take up the chance to make a woven dragonfly and a flower or stick to one design and make a double quantity! For those who really master the corn dolly weave used to build the dragonfly, see how to make a willow bee and have a go at making your own.

 

Sunday 10th Willow Weaving Course: Garden Sculptures.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Garden Sculptures

Full Day:- Make a sculpture to adorn your garden. You could make an animal such as a hare or a goose or you could choose a more abstract design. Bring photos or books to help you design your sculpture and the tutor will guide you through the process of making.

 

July Friday 6th Willow Weaving Course: Troll Basket.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Troll Basket

Full Day:- Make a basket with a difference. Based on a polish design, there is no difficult border to finish at the end, ideal as a beginners basket. You will make a round base, stake it up and weave up the sides, creating a stepped pattern as you go. Finish it off with a lovely curved, natural handle.

 

Saturday 7th Willow Weaving Course: Mini Garden Sculptures.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Mini Garden Sculptures

Full Day:- Take up the chance to make a woven dragonfly and a flower

 

September Saturday 8th Tile Imprinting Course: Part 1 of 2.  Click for more details
Experience - Tile Imprinting Course: Part 1 of 2

Ever wondered how to make the lovely decorative leaf tiles we sell at the Bothy or wanted to have a go at embossing your own imprints in clay for posterity? Here′s your chance. Part 1 of the course will run on Saturday 8th September and Part 2 will run on Saturday 29th September, both half day sessions. Click on the image for further details.

 

Friday 21st Willow Weaving Course: Gathering or Frame Basket.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Gathering or Frame Basket

Full Day:- Starting with a handful of willow withies and rods, spend a full day of relaxing willow weaving and finish with your very own handmade basket. Simple basketry techniques can then be used by participants in their own future projects to experiment further.

 

Saturday 22nd Willow Weaving Course: Small Round Basket.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Small Round Basket

Full Day:- Gather up the fruits of your labours from earlier on the year in a basket you have made yourself. Once learnt the skills are transferable to make smaller or larger baskets.

 

Saturday 29th Tile Imprinting Course: Part 2 of 2.  Click for more details
Experience - Tile Imprinting Course: Part 2 of 2

Following on from Saturday 8th September tile imprinting session, participants will add colour to their beautiful biscuit fired tiles. Two relaxed hours painting your tiles, drinking tea and coffee, and eating homemade biscuits. What a lovely morning!

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October Friday 12th Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Obelisks and Reindeer.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Obelisks and Reindeer

Full Day:- A mixed day of weaving, one activity (obelisk building) with a some basketry skills and the other with random weaving (reindeer sculpture).

 

Saturday 13th Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Obelisks and Reindeer.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Obelisks and Reindeer

Full Day:- A mixed day of weaving, one activity (obelisk building) with a some basketry skills and the other with random weaving (reindeer sculpture).

 

Friday 19th Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Obelisks and Reindeer.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Obelisks and Reindeer

Full Day:- A mixed day of weaving, one activity (obelisk building) with a some basketry skills and the other with random weaving (reindeer sculpture).

 

Saturday 20th Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Obelisks and Reindeer.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Obelisks and Reindeer

Full Day:- A mixed day of weaving, one activity (obelisk building) with a some basketry skills and the other with random weaving (reindeer sculpture).

 

November Friday 2nd Willow Weaving Course: Trophy Deer Head.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Trophy Deer Head

Full Day:- Once learned the joys of random weaving allow you to create all sort of forms. Develop this skill by constructing a festive trophy reindeer head or take the opportunity to make a 3D reindeer sculpture. Further details to follow.

 

Saturday 3rd Willow Weaving Course: 2D and 3D Deer.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: 2D and 3D Deer

Full Day:- Spend the morning making lovely flat reindeer to decorate your house and tree and give away as gifts, then spend an afternoon making a mini 3d reindeer with antlers!!

 

Friday 16th Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Decorations.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Decorations

Full or Half Day:- Experience the fun of making your own woven decorations guided by Rachel.

A full day′s experience will see you leaving with arms full of a variety of items which may include wreaths, stars, flat woven trees, reindeer or hearts.

A half day experience (either Session 1: 10am - 12.30pm or Session 2: 1.30pm - 4pm) will see you armed with a choice of at least two items of your own making.

 

Saturday 17th Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Decorations.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Decorations

Full or Half Day:- Experience the fun of making your own woven decorations guided by Rachel.

A full day′s experience will see you leaving with arms full of a variety of items which may include wreaths, stars, flat woven trees, reindeer or hearts.

A half day experience (either Session 1: 10am - 12.30pm or Session 2: 1.30pm - 4pm) will see you armed with a choice of at least two items of your own making.

 

Friday 30th Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Decorations.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Decorations

Full or Half Day:- Experience the fun of making your own woven decorations guided by Rachel.

A full day′s experience will see you leaving with arms full of a variety of items which may include wreaths, stars, flat woven trees, reindeer or hearts.

A half day experience (either Session 1: 10am - 12.30pm or Session 2: 1.30pm - 4pm) will see you armed with a choice of at least two items of your own making.

 

December Saturday 1st Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Decorations.  Click for more details
Experience - Willow Weaving Course: Christmas Decorations

Full or Half Day:- Experience the fun of making your own woven decorations guided by Rachel.

A full day′s experience will see you leaving with arms full of a variety of items which may include wreaths, stars, flat woven trees, reindeer or hearts.

A half day experience (either Session 1: 10am - 12.30pm or Session 2: 1.30pm - 4pm) will see you armed with a choice of at least two items of your own making.

 

If you need further details regarding exhibitions, events or courses then please contact us or click on the image associated with the event.