Saturday 14 December 2013

Community Sculpture Project

JUNE 2013. this picture is from a willow sculpture project organised by the vicar of St Marys Church, Dalton In Furness. we worked with 2 local schools, helped by volunteers from the town to create a sculpture park in the churchyard. we were blessed by sunny weather.
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Friday 13 December 2013

Living Willow Sculpture 2014

 WE still have a few dates available for living willow sculpture if any schools are considering developing their outside areas. we work with the children to create lovely willow features for play and education.

we have been working with schools for over 20 years so have lots of experience and of course the relevant CRB clearance and public liability insurance.
we can design willow features to suit any outside space large or small.

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Willow Sculpture Workshops

 from one of our willow weaving workshops. this one was 'weave a pig in a day' everyone had a great time and completed their piglets!
We will be running some more  workshops in 2014. contact us for details.
our workshops are suitable for complete beginners and are always fun. we have been teaching willow weaving workshops for many years and still love to see the completed sculptures at the end of the course!
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Thursday 12 December 2013

Living Willow Sculpture Repairs

 we were at Everton Childrens Centre in Liverpool to maintain their lovely willow tunnel
and give the little children a Christmas weaving workshop.

we have a few ongoing maintenance jobs and can repair and reinvigorate almost any living willow sculpture that schools have in their playgrounds.
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Saturday 2 November 2013

Crafts for Christmas NEC Birmingham

 Come and see us at the NEC Birmingham next weekend where we will be demonstrating willow weaving during the 4 days of the show
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Countryside Live

 we had a very busy and enjoyable 4 days at Countryside Live in Lee Valley Park in September.
After a great summer of outdoor events we are now focusing on Living Willow Projects and indoor art days for schools.
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Wednesday 3 July 2013

Willow at Hampton Court RHS Flower Show

This is our display from Morden Park Country Fair earlier this spring. We met a local teacher and worked at her school yesterday after starting our willow display at the garden festival. We go back down to Hampton Court on Friday and will be there until the show finishes 7 days later. We are camping so hope the weather stays fine!

Wednesday 15 May 2013

School Art Projects - Wishing Trees

 We are running a few art projects in primary schools over the summer term. Since we started making wishing trees with schools about 10 years ago they have become increasingly popular. Most schools like to have them in a prominent place indoors where seasonal creations can be hung from the branches. For example decorated eggs at Easter, stars at Christmas. We work with small groups of children weaving the trees. We will be displaying 2 woven trees at the RHS Flower Show at Hampton Court this summer.
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Saturday 6 April 2013

willowpool's photostream

another living willow arbourliving willow garden archmaking a willow arboursun flowerCountryside LiveWillow Garden Arch
scarecrow at Tatton Parkour display at Malvern RHS Show, May 2012Colchester Country Showthe view from our from doorCumbrian Fellside Gardengarden archway
starting a circular seatUnicorn at Capel Manor, Enfieldsmall arbourAmongst AnimalsSimone teaching at Holehird GardensHide, Talkin Tarn, nearly finished
Hide, Talkin Tarn, Cumbriagiant startwisted willowPig WeaverWillow Palm Treesmall garden at Tatton Park

here are some new pictures that have been recently added

Saturday 23 March 2013

Willow Art Projects for Schools

 we are now taking bookings for school art projects, great or small. we can work with any age group and can create projects that involve the whole school on large sculptures or smaller groups or classes to make individual sculptures for display in classrooms or school gardens.
we can work with up to groups of 30 children at a session, often with the children working in pairs to make large structures or animals.
all we require is an indoor space for groups to work in if the weather is cold or wet. look at our photo galleries to see what can be created by enthusiastic children!
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Sunday 10 March 2013


 we had a nice week working in 2 very different primary schools last week.  2 days at each one. We created a lovely living willow dome and tunnel at a school in Warrington. Then we moved on to Birmingham to an inner city school where we worked on willow sculptures with all the children of Year 3. we made a giant sun, birds, wands and a deer.
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Wednesday 13 February 2013


 We often get asked to repair living willow structures that have been neglected by schools. often schools don't have the time or expertise to repair their willow structures but want to keep them as they are so popular with the children.
The long tunnel in the pictures is a least 12 years old and was not planted by us. whoever did plant it used the worst possible willow variety, bowles hybrid, as it is horribly inflexible when trying to weave in new growth.
We had to do a severe haircut job on the tunnel to get it back into some semblence of its original shape but it will look great by early summer with its new growth.

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