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Willow Weaving with Avril Smolders.

Date: 1st Aug 2020
Start Time: 11:00 am
End Time: 3:00 pm

A return visit by the well-known and experienced willow weaver Avril Smolders.

There was a time not so long ago when, if you needed a basket or other small container, you would make it from the material available in, or next to the water ways, local fields and hedgerows. Willow was a popular material due to its flexibility. 

Willow baskets were created for a wide range of uses and Avril will be explaining and showing how to make baskets and other objects using willow. There will be a range of willow items for sale. 

In the wetland areas reeds were often used to make baskets instead of willow.

Guided tours, the mouse trail, films and refreshments in the café, along with gifts / souvenirs, will also be available.

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