Monday 31 January 2011

Canonbie Primary School

we spent a nice day at Canonbie Primary School working with all of the children there to build a living willow tunnel. it was nice to be back in Canonbie as Steve used to live there at Woodslee Cottage near the Willowpool on the River Esk. In fact this is how Willowpool Baskets, later Willowpool Designs got its name. Steve built one of the first Living Willow Tunnels in Scotland on the riverbank beside the river many years ago for Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association. Sadly it was cut down a few years ago but teachers at the school and some of the older pupils remembered the tunnel being there until quite recently.
the new tunnel was built in the school playing field and each pupil planted a willow rod!

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Willow weaving in february

We are in holiday in tenerife for a few days looking for sun but will be starting work again on monday. We still have a few dates for living willow projects

Friday 14 January 2011

Town green garden

Just finishing a tunnel to shelter a carved owl. Sun is shining this afternoon but the site is very soggy. Lots of compliments from passersby

Thursday 13 January 2011

town green garden, ashton in makerfield

Day 3 at the gaden, working on a large entrance arch. Horrible wet day but at least it's not cold

Tuesday 11 January 2011

Town Green, Ashton in Makerfield,Lancashire

Weaving a willow arch for the RHS award winning garden

Monday 10 January 2011

Whitehaven In Bloom

Here is a project that we worked on about 7 years ago for Whitehaven in Bloom. our remit was to work with local schools to create sculptures reflecting the maritime heritage of the town. These sculptures were then installed on roundabout throughout the town. Seem to remember that the town was awarded a Silver Gilt Medal
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Here is a project that we did a few years ago at Acorn Bank near Penrith. the idea was to make a structure using natural resources working with a group of local schoolchildren. we made a basic willow structure, covered it with leaves and then coated it with clay
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Sunday 9 January 2011

Weaving in the snow again at a nursery school in liverpool on friday. Snow had gone by the afternoon