Mindfulness Weaving – An Introduction

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Learn to weave using locally grown willow, provided.

About this event

Come and Try it first on Monday 4th April

Full course starts 25th April. There will be 6 weekly sessions from 10:00 to 12:00, including a trip to Wobage Farm Craft Workshops.

Learn to weave with local craftsman Clyde Hoare from Wild Wicker.

By its very nature, the attention required for the basket making process – which embodies a physical, sensual and active focus – supports weavers to be present and mindful.

This course will allow you to develop a variation of weaving techniques and create functional forms which might include obelisks, platters and foraging baskets.

Your mind and body will be activated through the creative process, utilising spatial, rhythmic, memory, sensory, emotional, intuitive and communicative skills.

This creative, repetitive and meditative activity is a great way to help improve mood, whilst creating a bespoke and beautiful piece of art for your home.

Weather dependent these sessions will take place outdoors.

Willow, from Clyde’s own plantation, will be provided.

If you find difficulty using your hands, please get in touch to have a conversation, something as simple as soaking the willow for longer may enable you to take part.

This course includes a trip to Wobage Farm Craft Workshop to visit the studios, gallery and willow plantation. Please note the plantation itself is not wheelchair accessible, Ross Community Gardens are however, the area where the weaving is done and where the willow is growing is pretty flat but accessible via a grass path. In wet weather grass paths can be a little slippery. There will also be the opportunity to help with the willow harvest at Wobage in November or December, where a number of more and less demanding tasks will be available.

Come and try it at Ross Community Gardens first of all, on Monday 4th April, 10-12.

If you’re already sure you’d like to sign up for a six week session, do that here too.

If you would like to attend but have no means of transport or someone you look after needs a companion while you are out, please let us know. We will do our best to help.