Learn to make useful and decorative willow objects for Christmas in classes by Mary Cross’ Organic Matters at the Salthouse in Nunney.
Full and half day workshops generally run throughout the year twice per month.
Workshops are mainly held at The Walled Garden at Mells throughout the summer and early autumn, and occasionally at The Lighthouse at Tytherington.
Evening courses and winter workshops run at The Salthouse in Nunney. Mary also runs longer daytime courses for Frome Community Education.
This year’s festive courses include:
Large festive tree
Natural, reusable and only using sustainable materials this willow tree will add an alternative charm to your festive decorations.
Come and learn how to make your own willow tree and decorations. This is an adaptation of the small plant tepee with willow decorations, stars and spirals.
They look beautiful festooned with fairly lights and scented pine cones are an attractive addition along with anything else you would like to hang on them!
They could then be used the following spring for your garden or kept for future years. Alternatively keep it as a seasonal tree and decorate it throughout the year with nature that you find while out and about.
This will be a full day workshop 10am to 4pm. The cost is £80 which includes all materials, a home cooked lunch and refreshments throughout the day. For dates and booking information click here.
Festive crafty workshop
Come and enjoy an evening of festive creativity or a family workshop in December. This simple platter is perfect for serving up your mince pies and other items such as the reindeer and star maybe a heart will make lovely additions to your festive decorations.
This is either a 2 1/2 hour evening workshop or a 2 hr afternoon family session at The Salthouse in Nunney. It costs £40 or £25 respectively, including all materials and refreshments. To see dates and to book, click here.
Small festive tree
This small willow tree will also add an alternative charm to your festive decorations without taking up so much space! It stands approximately 2 1/2 ft high and you will also make a star or two for the top.
This is a 3 hour workshop at the Salthouse in Nunney. All materials are included and a home cooked lunch and refreshments provided. The cost is £48. For dates and booking information click here.
Full details of Organic Matters’ willow classes are available on the website organic-matters.co.uk.
Gift vouchers are available (and make a lovely Christmas present too!).