The Saturday workshops will involve willow weaving to create a festive stag’s head for your home or garden. You will be supplied with our homegrown Camphill willow for your stag’s head and greenery from our garden to decorate your finished piece.
You will learn techniques and tips to help you work with willow, including how to source the right kind of willow for sculpture, what tools you need, and how to approach the work through step-by-step guidance to create a solid woven sculpture.
Refreshments and sweet treats from our bakery are also included.
The 6-hour Saturday workshops will run from 10am-4pm.
10am: Welcome with a cup of tea, explanation of the workshop and visit to see our willow in the Paddack.
10.30am – 12.30pm – Making the stag’s head.
12.30pm – 1.15pm – Lunch break. Please bring your packed lunch, heating facilities available.
1.15pm – 3.30pm – Making neck, ears & antlers.
3.30pm-4pm – Decorate the reindeer with greenery. Please bring along any other decorations, lights etc. that you may like to use.
4pm – Finish.
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Emi Fujisawa is a Japanese textile artist/designer based in England who specializes in hand weaving with natural materials and natural dyeing. She is trained as a Japanese Sukumo Indigo Dyer in Japan. She is also influenced by studying traditional textiles, techniques and materials from around the globe, inspired by Confucius's words, "We can learn new things from the past". She loves to explore different countries and find traditional materials, techniques and ideas. She developed her style of expressing her art based on a Japanese identity with European influences. Emi knows Camphill MK well, leading our workshops as the Arts & Crafts Coordinator.
Our resident Tamsin is a huge fan of Roald Dahl‘s stories, so much so that she has been creating needlework artworks in the Weavery and