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Willow Weaving For Children Workshop – booked out

22nd July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Aim of Workshop

  • Learn the ancient craft of weaving with willow
  • In this creative workshop, you will learn the basic willow weaving techniques
  • You’ll create a unique 2D or 3D individual project to take home and enjoy
  • Note: All materials are provided
  • Suitability: Kids aged 8 to12
    • This willow weaving course is for beginners & no prior knowledge is required
    • Don’t worry if you haven’t tried it before, you will see how easy it is
  • Price: €10
  • Note: Cost includes free ice-cream for each participant
  • When: Thursday, 22nd of July at 11am
  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Capacity: Max. 12 People
  • All courses / workshops take place in a covid safe environment
  • Note: All courses & workshops must be booked online in advance

Venue: Eco Solas Garden Shop, Dublin Rd Business Park, Portarlington, Co. Laois R32 RPX8


Course Content

Making Your Willow Weave Project

  • In this creative workshop, you’ll be introduced to the ancient techniques of basket weaving with willow
  • You will work with willow to create unique shapes in 2D and 3D to take home & enjoy
  • When working with natural materials, we are working for a better planet


  • All materials are provided, including…
    • 100% natural willow stems
  • Free ice-cream for every child taking part
  • Our expert staff will be on hand to give support & ideas throughout the workshop
  • This course is hosted by Beth from Willow Wonder @ https://www.facebook.com/willownwattle/


22nd July
11:00 am - 1:00 pm