Make three attractive willow bird feeders - one to fill with fat balls, one for seeds and a hanging bird table.
This trio make great additions to your garden or thoughtful handmade gifts and just in time for nesting season.
During the day you will learn how the willow is cut and processed and learn some of the key willow weaving techniques.
Suitable for beginners or improvers.
What you need: Please bring a packed lunch - there are refreshments on site.
Session: Friday 11 March 10am - 4pm
Ticket: £65 including materials.
Tutor: Nina Stockings
Nina grew up in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by the ancient Caledonian pine forests and much of the inspiration for her work is gained from time spent in woodlands and other natural places.
She has been based in the loft studios at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne as one of the resident makers since 2019, with the studios now open to the public.
Nina has a BSc Hons in conservation, which guides and defines her work practices. The sustainable use of natural resources and the connection this has to land management are important to her, all of her willow and rush is sourced here in the south of England and where possible she harvests her own locally.
Nina trained as a teacher at Southampton University in 2009 and she now runs many varied willow workshops around the south of England making this ancient rural craft accessible to everyone.
Book your space for the Willow Bird Feeder Workshop at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!
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