Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Wonderful Willow

Part of the fun of working in a heritage education cooperative is that you get to meet all sorts of interesting people. Last summer, working at Maryport in the 10th anniversary celebrations of Hadrian's Wall Path opening, I had the pleasure of working with Paula Constatine, a weaver with wonderful practical aptitude. We got chatting and I then invited her down from Wooler to run a basket making course last autumn. From that, we formed an interest group and she came back this spring to make large sculptural willow tripods for gardens or large pots. 

Here we are, working away under the silver birches at St John Lee, Acomb, Northumberland. If you are interested in learning more or in joining our willow interest group, please contact me on lsilvera@enterprise.net

Lesley Silvera

Lesley can be found at Segedunum Roman Fort at Wallsend on Monday 14th April 2014 as part of The Deja Crew's Roman Occupation - for more details see Segedunum's event's page