I am holding two workshops here for anyone who would be interested in participating, making their own tree or two. Two different "models" will be taught with choice of using different willow varieties for the trees:
A "basic" twisted tree (with variations), simple and classy. As the tree grows the 9 willow whips used to create the "twist" will - as they grow and expand - eventually grow together and look like a thick rope.
A "fancier" "Harlequin" tree. The pictures show use of a few different willow varieties as well as both summer and fall foliage of Salix koriyanagi 'Rubykins'. The willow whips in the "trunk" on this tree will also over the years fuse together as they grow.
Saturdays April 10 and April 17, 2010.
Start 10 a.m. Length of the workshop will depend on "model" and number of trees.
11770 Lakeshore Rd, Wainfleet
There's a $ 10 cover fee + cost of materials: Twisted tree $ 35.00, Harlequin tree $ 115.00
Bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea, and water is on me.
Please contact me by mail (find it under "Who is Salix" on left panel) to sign up or if you have any questions about the workshops.
Hope to see you there.
Words and photos by Lene Rasmussen,Willows.