Willow Winter Christmas Wreath – Morning Course


Day course

Morning Course

Jo Sadler

7 December 2020

£55 includes materials

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Come and gather foliage from the fantastic grounds of Dillington House to create a Traditional Winter Wreath with local Somerset artist Jo Sadler of Forged n Willow. Jo will guide you through each step to create a wreath using local grown willow from the levels.

All willow is provided to make a couple of wreaths and we will forage in the grounds for greenery and cones, so good outdoor footwear and sturdy walking or wellies should be worn. You are welcome to bring a change of footwear for the wreath making indoors.

You are welcome to bring along your own decorations and there will be an assortment provided too.

Wear older clothes as it can get grubby, bring your own secateurs if you like, and plenty of enthusiasm!

Tutor information

I have been weaving with willow for four years now and make all sorts of sculptures from Chickens to Deer, Arches for Weddings, bespoke commissions and run courses to make sculpture. I am a supplier to the National Trust and have recently made Barrington Court a gaggle of geese for their Easter trail as well as creating winter displays for last two years in the grounds. I have several deer displayed at Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens which appeared at Dillington House this Christmas pulling the sleigh! I currently use Studi0ne at The Craft Centre, Broadwindsor, where I will also run future courses and sell sculptures. My passion for weaving is never ending and I really appreciated going on a course which just opened the door to a complete new creative world. I am learning to weld so I can expand into metal sculpture and hope to use more materials too.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.