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Workshop/Course, Sat 14 Mar 2020, £69

Willow tipis for your garden climbers

Willow tipis for your garden climbers

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Willow tipis set delightful vertical accents to your garden, whilst being versatile and practical. The day will teach you some traditional principles of willow and hedgerow weaving. Just in time for your flourishing summer garden, you will learn to make a willow tipi structure you can be proud of.

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?

These structures are beautiful, and useful to support roses or climbing annuals, beans etc. There will also be time to get advice on how to use willow in the garden for in-situ hurdles, perennial wreaths, edge borders, hearts and other projects, and samples to get inspired by.
No previous experience is required. Suitable for beginners or intermediates.

Students should be able to have full use of both arms and hands. People with severely strained wrists or hands might struggle with effort it takes to weave bigger withies.

The course will be taught in a mixture of demonstration and application in the group.
You will learn some basic principles of successfully using willow and other pliable hedgerow material for weaving. There will be a section where we can talk through how to use willow in your garden for in-situ hurdles, borders, compost containers, perennial supports and other projects.

Expect to go home with your own willow garden tipi and possibly- if time allows- a smaller object such as a wreath/perennial support.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them. If you have a pair of sharp secateurs, feel free to bring them along.

Are there any additional costs?

All tools and materials are included in the workshop fee.

About the tutor

Hannah Ehlert has successfully run creative green-woodworking courses for the last 11 years. These included hazel wattle hurdles, Swedish spoon- and wood carving, baskets, wood projects for children. During her 3 year- coppice worker apprenticeship she has trained with a variety of craftspeople. She has worked in schools as well as with adults. She also runs family and adult Nature Connection courses and works as a qualified Forest School practitioner.

Her classes bring people effortlessly closer and combine fun together with quiet, relaxing time being deeply absorbed in your own project and connecting with nature´s wonders hands-on. People who wish to contact Hannah with questions can do so through timbertales@gmail.com

Hannah Ehlert
Hannah Ehlert
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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Mar 2020 10:30 to 17:30

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Address

122a Highgate,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA9 4HE

Directions

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Map reference: SD 514924  Lat: 54.32485 Long: -2.74873

In the centre of Kendal, off Highgate. The bus station and Kendal railway station are both a 10-minute walk away.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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