A WEEKEND OF WILLOW WEAVING

27th - 29th April 2018

Arrive Friday afternoon, depart Sunday before lunch.

On a beautiful organic farm in the Cotswolds
WITH NORAH KENNEDY

Single Occupancy

£275.00

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Double Occupancy (per person)

£250.00

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Depending on numbers booked we sometimes offer a couple of non residential places. Email Hilary if you would like to book.

Spend an enjoyable and relaxing weekend in the lovely surroundings of Abbey Home Farm as you weave one or two baskets. Alternatively you may wish to make a piglet or chicken or even some plant supports for your garden.

We will be working with stripped and unstripped willow which will give a variety of colours and textures . All the tools and willow are supplied by the tutor and there will be books and photographs to browse through and perhaps a DVD to watch in the evening about growing willow on the Somerset Levels

The course starts on Friday evening and finishes before lunch on Sunday.

The cost for the weekend including all food and accommodation is £295 for single occupancy and £250 for shared occupancy (twin room).
There is also a cost for willow of £25.

About Norah
Norah made her first basket nearly thirty years ago and then trained with Swindon based basketmaker Bryn Mathews and has travelled to study the work of basketmakers in Ireland and Poland.
Norah is now a full time basketmaker and tutor – teaching day and residential courses all year round She works to commission in addition to producing a range of baskets for sale and has expanded her range to include willow Christmas decorations, garden plant supports and living willow structures. The bulk of her willow comes from Musgrove Willows in Westonzoyland but she also incorporates more unusual coloured willows from Powys and Herefordshire

Abbey Home Farm is a 1600 acre mixed organic farm on the edge of Cirencester. Guests stay in the brand new bedrooms made from wood from the farm, nestled into the side of the wood overlooking the vegetable garden and beyond. All rooms open up onto a wide south-facing veranda and are ensuite, with underfloor heating when needed and organic cotton bed linen hand block printed in the farm's own tiny workshop in Rajasthan. There is a large comfortable main room to relax in, eat, chat or read in as well as an outdoor fire for finer nights.

Eating

Much of the food served over the weekend is grown on the farm itself and is all cooked ON THE on the farm by our great café team and is mainly vegetarian. Start with a two course supper on the Friday evening, a good breakfast to get you going on Saturday morning followed by a light lunch and another veggie feast in the evening. Sunday will start with breakfast and then our traditional Sunday Roast with a meat option from the farm. Tea,coffee, herbal tea and homemade cordials will be available throughout the weekend. Alcohol will be available to buy in the evenings.

Sleeping

Abbey Home Farm is a 1600 acre mixed organic farm on the edge of Cirencester. Guests stay in the brand new bedrooms made from wood from the farm, nestled into the side of the wood overlooking the vegetable garden and beyond. All rooms open up onto a wide south-facing veranda and are ensuite with underfloor heating and organic cotton bed linen hand block printed in the farm's own tiny workshop in Rajasthan. There is a large communal space with a woodburner for eating, chatting and relaxing as well as an outdoor fire for finer nights.Please email us if you would like to book onto this course, letting us know if you would like single or shared occupancy.

 

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