Festive wreath making: forage and create!
Building on wreath-making sessions hosted in recent years, these workshops are set to be the best yet, exploiting the new venue. Our newly-built bothy workshop is located in the grounds of Glassmount House, where the foliage and berries for previous sessions have been foraged. This year, the existence of the bothy allows the chance for a beautifully immersive experience from foraging to taking home your handmade creation.
The course will start with a guided walk through the stunning gardens and woodland at Glassmount, armed with secateurs! The group will forage for their own mix of natural materials: holly, ivy, teasels (Dipsacus), honesty (Lunaria), rose berries and more. From there, we make our way back to the warmth of the bothy and begin to weave our creations. The wreath frames will be woven from fresh local willow - a process you can do yourself, or have one provided to you. Whatever you create is yours to take home and hang inside or out.
The woodburning stove will be on. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cake (GF) will be available. If you'd like to bring a packed lunch, feel free. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear; the workshop is hands-on, and ground may be muddy.
This course is for adults (18+). But we also offer festive courses for youngsters and adults to attend together. Please get in touch with any queries.