A lovely day with Cumbria's Willow master Phil Bradley creating a small Willow Angel
We are so happy that Phil runs several courses here at Greystoke, he has been teaching here since 2005 - his days are always popular, inspirational and relaxing. People find it hard to believe that, by the end the day, they will be taking away their very own willow creation. This course is one of the easiest of the Willow weaving courses often yielding the best and most effective results.
Angels are frequently kept in homes all year round nowadays and then for the festive season decorated with fine fairy lights and tinsel to make a wonderful additions to any Christmas room - especially in a fireplace. Phil will guide you expertly and patiently through the day and by the end of the workshop you will have created something quite unique to take home and last for many many years to come.
9.30am – 4.30pm
£90 Lunch included
Material Charges : around £20
Willow Angels: Wednesday 6th December 2023 ~ Thur 5 Dec 2024
Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day of approx £20 . Typically this course runs with around 11 students.
Please bring: All materials will be provided by the tutor for your Quirky Willow day. Phil brings his own special home grown Cumbrian willow that is tended with love, then harvested, sorted and carefully stored by Phil before soaking again a week before the course. Most importantly, Phil’s willow is organic (some people suffer skin rashes from working with sprayed commercially grown willow) Phil often has spare willow available for sale at the end of the class - please remember to bring extra cash if it’s likely that you’ll wish to buy more to take home with you.
About the Artist When not teaching, designing and creating amazing commissions for various RHS gardens (and recently the BBC Blue Peter programme) or weaving baskets, Phil manages and harvests his own organic willow beds near Cockermouth. In order to protect the creative process & copyright of the pieces you will be making on the Willow weaving and Wire sculpture workshop days we kindly request that students do not take videos or systematically photograph the different stages during the day. Thank you for your understanding and help to preserve the originality of our tutor’s designs.