Love is in the Air at Choice Baskets Willow Heart Workshop
Our first Workshop of 2017 was last Thursday evening, making and decorating Willow Hearts, just in time for Valentine’s Day, although I’m not sure if any of these hearts will be given away!
With help from the lovely Susan Dobson of The Yorkshire Dales Flower Company (www. yorkshiredalesflowers.co.uk) a group of 12 ladies, learnt how to make Hearts from Willow, remembering to manipulate the willow to make it supple and less likely to crimp!
We began the evening with a glass of fizz, so while manipulating the willow, there was lots of hilarity and good cheer. None of the ladies knew everyone in the group, which was great as they soon became friends and enjoyed each other’s company
Many of us would assume that a heart would be really simple to make, and it would be, unless you t to do it properly. Just look at the shape, wrapping and binding to get to this stage:
Susan brought along; catkins, tulips, daffodils and Ivy, to make the posies, and ribbon and Raffia to tie everything together.
Here are some pictures of the ladies making their posies and decorations:
So if you fancy an evening of Fizz, Nibbles and Heart Making, watch this space or like our Facebook page, the new dates will be on there soon.
And just to whet your appetite even more, here are some pictures of the finished Hearts: