Get festive crafting on our wreath making workshop! Using locally sourced willow and hedgerow materials, learn how to make your own woven wreath for decorating your door, window or to use as a beautiful table display. Mollie will guide you through the process, offering advice and guidance on design and technique.
On offer will be a fabulous array of different greenery, pine cones, seed heads, berries, teasels, and other natural materials and a selection of ribbons to decorate your wreath using your own design and style. A glass of mulled wine is also included in the cost of the workshop!
Tutor: Mollie McMillen
Mollie McMillen is the co-founder of the Field Farm Project, an outdoor learning centre in Hampshire near Petersfield.
Mollie began her pursuit for an outdoor life by training to be a Bushcraft instructor 15 years ago. During that experience she was introduced to many hand crafts using natural materials from the woodland.Making a small pouch from sweet chestnut bark was a pivotal moment, which had her hooked on making baskets and vessels from bark and plant fibres.
Over the years she also learned how to make baskets from willow using both traditional English and continental skills and techniques, and recently has started offering hand woven willow and plant fibre coffins to bereaved families.
Mollie teaches a vast array of subjects all grounded in the landscape and where possible using locally sourced, sustainably harvested natural materials.
Mollie and her husband Nick McMillen have founded McMillen Arts to showcase Nick’s stunning fine arts and their collective weaves and interior designs.
Tickets: £55, including all materials and a glass of mulled wine or soft drink.
Session: Saturday 4 December, 2-4pm
Book your spot onto Christmas Wreaths at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton!
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