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Make a Willow Obelisk: 1 day workshop


Tuesday 26th April

Learn how to weave a tall willow obelisk for your sweet peas or other climbers, using natural English willow and traditional weaves. Sussex basketmaker Christiane Gunzi will also demonstrate how to make a low willow frame to support peonies or other garden plants.

All tools and materials will be provided.  Please note that some manual dexterity is required when working with natural willow.

Christiane works with willow, rush, birch and other natural materials, some of which she grows herself. Based in Hastings, she has been making traditional and contemporary basketry since 2008, and trained in Basketry at the City Lit in London. As well as making, Christiane runs basket-weaving classes for beginners and improvers, and loves passing on her passion for this ancient craft.

Cost: £125 – to include a delicious vegetarian lunch and refreshments

Date: Tuesday 26 April – 10.30am to 4pm.  Places are limited so do contact us as soon as possible

BOOK ONLINE NOW. If you are unable to pay online, please contact us to find out about alternative ways of paying

Location: The Garden House, 5 Warleigh Road, Brighton BN1 4NT

**COVID update:  As the Garden House studio is a relatively small space and for the safety of all, we have reduced the number of participants in our workshops.  We would also prefer participants to have had double/triple vaccinations, or to have taken a Lateral Flow Test before joining the group (we have some available if needed).  Thank you for your understanding.

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