Just finished this wreath for the harvest festival celebrations this weekend in Redgrave, Botesdale and Rickinghall. I already had a willow wreath floating around the workshop and added bundles of wheat and some hop vines. Very simple but I like it!
We started at the base, making a 2×2 slath, bending the base sticks up sharply. We added side stakes as it became possible so at the top there were 24 stakes to finish the border.
The photos are of my finished piece. Will post my students when it’s finished.
Well done to the ladies from the WI, Group 13, Dove, Suffolk East Federation. We spent the day at Bacton Village Hall making boat shaped fruit baskets and flowers for the garden.
In 5 1/2 hours this was quite a big ask. These fantastic women worked really hard, kept a keen sense of humour despite sore thumbs and all made wonderful pieces to be proud of.
I shall be at the Reach Festival on Sat 24th September – this is a new event which will be held annually the last Sat in Sept. The Festival showcases local crafts and produce and there will also be demonstrations such as spinning, flint knapping, willow working and other crafts.
I am sharing a stall with Sally Roach and Susanna Longley and we will be selling a range of baskets in willow, cane and other materials. We will be there from 10.30-4.30. Entry is free and parking is available.
Hope to see you!