Join local Willow artist Lorraine at Albury Vineyard for either a morning, afternoon or full-day workshop learning to craft with willow. Each workshop includes a glass of delicious Albury Estate sparkling wine.
Lunch is available as an optional extra whether you're spending the day with us or have chosen either a morning or afternoon workshop only. Lunch includes a selection of English cheese, charcuterie, olives, crackers & chutney, £15/person (additional wine and soft drinks are available to buy on the day).
During the morning session, we'll be making your very own living harlequin tree to take away and nurture at home. You will have the opportunity to choose your design (using 2 or more withies in your weave) and the height you require (up to 5ft). Lorraine, your tutor will talk to you about the different varieties of willow and how to care for your tree. We will start by making a small tree so that you get used to the weaving technique used before applying to your larger tree.
Alternatively, weave your very own living willow dome during the afternoon session. You will learn the technique to plant up your willow to create a beautiful living dome, Lorraine will also talk to you about the different varieties of Willow available to choose from and how to care for your dome as it grows.
The workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers. All materials to make your willow trees and/or domes will be provided on the day and you will get to take your finished work home to continue to grow so you can enjoy it for many years to come!
Please note that we will not have a different food offering available on the day, we can offer Dairy free (charcuterie only) or a Vegan cheese board only if requested when booking. Please refrain from bringing your own food and drink to these workshops. Additional wine and soft drinks are available to buy on the day.
The workshop will be held outside or in the vineyard tasting room in the event of bad weather. Tickets are non-refundable.