Thursday, 9 June 2016

Willow Weaving

Last night I went to my WI meeting. We were celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday with tea and a wonderful array of homemade cakes, scones and jam.

Our speaker for the evening was a Willow Weaver. She gave us a very interesting talk on Willow.
I was surprised that there is nearly a thousand varieties world wide ranging from 6 inches to 25 metres, but they all have the wonderful soft, silk willow blossom.

Willow comes in numerous colours and is 2nd to the oak in the number of species it homes within the the tree.

 Not only can you made so many different things from its wood ie living sculptures, baskets, coffins, fish traps, food baskets, but it is also famous for its medicinal properties in Aspirin, 

 I also got to make my own willow wand.

Now to make a wish........!

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