Willow Plant Supports

Using willow wands and sticks course leader Stephanie Adelaar will take you through how to make a willow woven plant support – just in time for the spring! This course is quick and fun and best of all requires no tool use so you can even get the kids involved.

This course shows you how to build your own cone plant support using sticks, some soil and a basic weave of willow. At the end of the course you will be able to take home your crafted willow support – so please ensure you can transport it safely back home.

This course is bookings only with limited spaces to ensure we have enough materials on the day for everyone to make thier own plant support. Once the willow is prepared it must be used, because of this we cannot accept cancellations within 5 days prior to the course date in most circumstances.

Christmas Wreath Making with Kingstanding Food Community

Spend an afternoon with us at the Kingstanding Food Community Cafe (Kingstanding Wellbing Centre) and have some fun making xmas wreaths out of willow.  Course Leaders Alan Bale and Stephanie Adelaar will take you through the process of  making a wreath using willow which we then have fun decorating with natural materials.

This is a course for Kingstanding Food Community Volunteers only. If you wish to book your place on this course please contact a member of KFC staff for more information (Alan or Chris) or contact them via the KFC Facebook page.

This workshop has been funded by Forest Schools Birmingham.

Willow Basket Weaving

Course leader Stephanie or Alan will take you through the steps to making a simple but effective round basket using willow wands. All the tools and willow will be provided on the day and participants will be able to take home their finished basket.

If you have ever wanted to make your own willow baskets, this course is for you and in 3 hours you will know everything you need to in order to make your own willow basket – and you will already have one made!

Once you have made your own round willow basket the possibilities are endless and you can start experimenting with size, weaves, handles, shape… it’s easy!

This course is bookings only with limited spaces to ensure we have enough materials on the day for everyone to make their own round basket. Once the willow is prepared it must be used, because of this we cannot accept cancellations within 5 days prior to the course date in most circumstances.

Hot drinks will be provided, weather may be chilly!

This course is not suitable for children.

Parking for this course is 5-10 minutes away from the venue. There is NO parking at the venue itself. Full directions will be emailed out to participants.