‘How to Weave a Willow Sphere’
Greetings Willow Friends!
OK, so we launched our signature course ‘How to Create a Willow Deer’ earlier this year and typically for me, I went about it the wrong way around! Which is the story of my life. I always ran before I walked and spent a lot of time face down on the floor!… I need to stop assuming other people are happy to risk this recklessness! What we should have done was launch our willow sphere course first!
Why? …Well this course is a gentle introduction to willow sculpture
If you have never worked with willow before this course will really familiarize you with the medium and give you the confidence to try something with a little more shape and form for your next sculpture.
Learning how to weave and sculpt a solid willow sphere will teach you all the skills and techniques you will need to follow my unique style of willow sculpture.
This additive method will use repetitive procedures and as the sphere builds in size so will your competence and your ability to understand how the willow responds to manipulation.
You will also learn how to monitor shape and form which is a crucial skill when creating more complex and intricate subjects. The course is short but nonetheless packed with everything you need to know to weave a sphere.
Three lessons will cover…
- Materials tools and equipment
- Willow Types Lengths, Sourcing and Preparation
- Weaving your sphere and Aftercare
PLUS BONUS MATERIAL ! – Sara will show you how to turn your willow sphere into an elegant willow seed head like the one pictured below !