Willow Weaving course - willow bird feeders

Learn to weave with willow in our unique and relaxing setting.

Saturday, 19th September 2020 at 10:00am – Doors open at 9:45am
Carymoor Environmental Centre


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Willow weaving bird feeders course
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Saturday 19th September 2020, 10am-1pm

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Come and spend a relaxing morning with us at the Carymoor Nature Reserve, creating two beautiful bird feeders from willow. During the course, guided by your tutor, you will also have the opportunity to explore the Carymoor Nature Reserve and find out more about the amazing creatures that live amongst the willow.

What to expect:

  • A small group of a maximum of 5 people.
  • The session will be led by Carymoor's Education Manager, Karen Boswell.
  • We will be following social distancing guidelines to keep everyone safe. 

The course will be held in our outdoor classroom, so please wear suitable clothing. We would advise that you wear long trousers and sturdy shoes.

  • 1000-1015am    Arrival, housekeeping, and introductions
  • 1015-1100am    Explore our site - find out about the willow, harvest your own and hopefully spot some of the wonderful creatures that live on the nature reserve.
  • 1100-1145am    First creation
  • 1145-1200am    Break and snack
  • 1200-1300am    Second creation

Make two different types of bird feeders to take home and hang in your garden (suitable for use with fat balls). One bird feeder will be made using a corn dolly style and the other will introduce you to two different weaving techniques called the three-rod wale and pairing.

Suitable for adults 18+.

Included: tuition, materials, use of our tools, workshop notes, nature reserve tour.

Suitable for beginners

5 adults only / outdoor classroom. 

£30 per ticket.

Please bring your own refreshments. You are very welcome to stay and eat your lunch on the reserve.



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When

Starts: Saturday, September 19th 2020 at 10:00am
Doors open: 9:45am
Ends: 1:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: September 18th 2020

Where

Carymoor Environmental Centre
Dimmer Lane
Castle Cary
Somerset
BA7 7NR
United Kingdom
 

Contact details

This event is organized by Carymoor Environmental Trust.

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Telephone 07587 971670
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The post code for the Carymoor Environmental Centre is BA7 7NR. If using Google Maps please search for Dimmer Landfill Site near Castle Cary, as we share the same main gate.

By road: Coming off the B3153 on to Dimmer Lane, you’ll see a sign for the Dimmer landfill site and Recycling Centre. Follow this road until you come to a farm on a left hand bend and turn immediately right. You’ll see the signs here for the Dimmer site and for Carymoor. At the end of this road you’ll pass the recycling centre on your right and come to some traffic lights at the main gate of the landfill site.

  • Please queue up at the lights until you get a green light. Once the light is green, go through the main gates and turn left before the weighbridge (ignore the wooden building and car park by the weighbridge – this is the landfill site operator’s offices).
  • Please note there is a 10mph speed limit on the site. You’ll see a big white sign on the bank with Carymoor on it and then green arrows with ‘Carymoor’ marked on them to direct you.

Keep going up over the hill, past a large compost operation on your left, and at the bottom of the hill you’ll see the centre and the car park on the left hand side.

If you need any help with directions, just get in touch.


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