Festive Workshop - Willow Decorations Workshop


Wednesday 27th November, 6pm to 8.30pm | Cost: £30 | Host: Christiane Gunzi
Reste, 58 High Street, The Old Town, Hastings TN34 3EN

Come and join us for an evening of festive weaving with natural willow, and enjoy creating your own handmade gifts from this wonderful natural, sustainable material.

The evening will begin with a brief talk about willow, rush and other natural materials that are used in traditional basketry. You will be able to explore different materials as you start to do some weaving.

You will then be taught how to weave a variety of attractive willow decorations, including stars, reindeer and trees, using a traditional weave in various tones of Somerset willow. No previous experience is required.

Tickets include all materials plus a glass of wine, soft drinks and nibbles.

  • Christiane has an NVQ level 3 in Textiles from The City Lit in London, where she trained on The Basketry Course for two years. She has been weaving willow and rush baskets since 2008, and has run classes for beginners for several years. Christiane demonstrates the craft at Great Dixter each Summer, and her work is on sale at Great Dixter’s Christmas Fair. This year she has also been invited to be part of The Garden Museum’s ‘Beautiful and Useful’ Fair. 

Booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased by emailing Christiane on christianegunzi5@gmail.com or we are happy to collect a cash payment in the shop. Please book early to ensure a place and to allow time for preparing and soaking the materials.

You can also enjoy 10% discount off all purchases made in the shop during the workshop. 

Tickets are non refundable and non transferable. However if we manage to re-sell your ticket we will offer a courtesy refund. This workshop requires a minimum number of attendees in order take place, should this not be met, you will be issued a full refund or offered a place at our next workshop.

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