Creating Woven Garden Art – 1st & 2nd Sept 2018
Have you ever seen those beautifully whimsical, woven sculptures, pods or arches in gardens and marvelled at their lovliness? Have you ever wondered how easy it would be to create one of your own?
Wonder no longer…Black Barn Farm and the magnificent and ever so talented Gay Chatfield are combining efforts to bring an intimate and evocative workshop to Stanley for those with creative fingers and souls.
A small group will be guided by Gay (an art teacher all her life who specialises in using natural materials) through this very hands on learning journey. Each participant will bring their own magic to the Garden Folly which will be created from scratch and finished over the two days by this collaboration of creativity.
This cathartic process of creating something so special with others by your side, is a truly beautiful way to learn a new skill, meet others and leave a creative legacy.
As with all community gatherings at Black Barn Farm, the journey will be intentionally slow allowing time for connection and absorbsion of new skills. Both days will include a shared homemade lunch, homegrown tea or coffee and afternoon tea.
The morning will be spent on the communally built sculptural piece and after lunch you will get to free flow on a creation of your own (wreath, bowl, sculpture) using the materials and Gays experienced support. You will get to take home this piece of work.
Its a wonderful activity for the cooler months as the weaving sticks are subtle and maleable and as its the first day of Spring we hope the sun will be shining and the air will be crisp. Invigorating! …but wear lots of layers so you stay toasty.
The communally built pod will stay in situ and be cherished by little humans (and big humans with adventurous spirits) who visit Black Barn Farm, once the pick-your-own orchard is open to the public (Jan 2020). A little piece of your cleverness will remain for all to marvel at forever more.
You can attend for one day: Saturday OR Sunday or Saturday AND Sunday