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Willow wicker weaving workshops - your new hobby?

A wicker chicken standing in a green plantpot

Published at 9:19am 5th June 2018. (Updated at 1:58pm 5th June 2018)

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It's one of the oldest crafts of human history, but still widely used today.

In fact, the oldest known baskets have been carbon dated to 10,000 - 12,000 years old, predating the earliest known pottery.

So how can a craft so old still be finding new enthusiasts today?

From baskets to giant sculptures, willow weaving is a versatile craft that uses natural, biodegradable materials to make anything from baskets to sculptures to decorative structures. 

Wicker willow woven figures of Piglet, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore from the Winnie the Pooh book series

These are some of the reasons Willow Sculpture workshops been added to the list of courses offered at Rossett Adult Learning for Summer 2018.

Run as a one day workshop in July, you can make your own willow chicken for your home or garden and meet other people giving it a go. 

Stray FM's Beth Parsons had a go at weaving a wicker chicken at Dragon Willow, whose owner Leilah Vyner runs the Willow Sculpture workshop at Rossett Adult Learning. 

 

 

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