Thursday, 10 December 2015

Willow Weaving Angel

I had a great afternoon out yesterday with my friend Tracy 
who is home from Ghana.
We had ourselves booked on to a Willow Weaving Workshop at 
Creative With Nature Gallery in Todmorden

I've added bits and pieces to it now

This kindling basket was made by our tutor Joe
And I love the work of artist Sara Abbott, who I met on a previous visit to the gallery
You can find the gallery on Facebook 
 I am absolutely in love with this postcard pack by
Workers Education Association 
Textile Students and tutors have used natural dyes to create work with the theme GARDENS OF DELIGHT.  On the reverse they tell you how to dye with different plants and facts about them.
The cards are so colourful and inspiring.  I can feel some textile work coming on in the new year.


  1. What a great day out. The results are fantastic Lynn. Your adventures never end do they ... Enjoy xxx

  2. I love your adventures, that you try out new things, and the basket- weaving is wonderful, something I wouldn't trying someday. Those cards are pretty wonderful, too. xxx

  3. I'd love to have a bash at weaving, the kindling basket is gorgeous. Our fire baskets are stuffed with pine cones, I need more!
    Loving your green outfit. xxxx

  4. They're lovely Lynn. Lucky you. Willow weaving is on my list of things to do and how lovely to catch up with Tracy.

  5. Beautiful willow weaving Lynn and that kindling basket is wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. I really love your willow weaving Lynn. The results are simply gorgeous and I'm sure you will treasure it for years. Thanks for sharing.
    Annie x
    ps I have removed the wrongly entered link for you xxxx

  7. What a great workshop! You did very well in that too! I also like the kindle basket the tutor made. Here in the village older people, and in particular my neighbour Serafino, make baskets on the go. i always see him with a basket or something in his hands when he walks past. They weave with a sort of grass. (No willows in this dry climate!).
    I must ask him to teach me.
    Have a great week and thanks for sharing the link (WEA) I found it very interesting. (I am a scientist at heart)

  8. Wow, you made something quite stunning there Lynn ! I tried it once a long time ago. Tough on the hands I found. It's an ancient craft, and one worth preserving.

  9. Clever you. The basket is gorgeous. Now you have the skill you will be able to make some more of these.
    Take care and happy crafting, Angela x

  10. Lovely post, long ago my mother worked with willow and I treasure those items. Enjoy the fun postcard packs lots of pretty colors and designs. Truly love the image of the Fox and the background. Thanks for the sites to visit. Have a great weekend

  11. What a fab creative time you had Lynn; I love your angel and how you dressed it up afterwards.
    That fox painting is beautiful!!
    Looking forward to seeing more creativity from you :D xx

  12. The angel is so beautiful!

  13. You can turn your hand to anything, Lynne! Love the willow weaving, and isn't that fox a handsome fellow? I spy a Welsh tapestry pinafore - I'm going to be keeping my eyes peeled for one of those now! xxx

  14. That is a beautiful piece of basket weaving, and I love the decorations. What a great day out. Sorry I am so late visiting, it is a very busy week. Kate x