If you think willow working is easy, you should give it a try! This collection of brave souls did exactly that under Don Gaskin’s supervision on 11 May and what a mess most of us made of it! Fortunately, Don managed to rescue most of our efforts with the results displayed above (thanks to Mike Wynne-Powell for the professional photograph – double click on the photo for a larger image). The photograph represents the culmination of a very interesting afternoon in the willow bed at Duke’s Mill and at Rosie Barrett’s barn, learning about the history of the beds and the craft of willow working. Many thanks to Rosie for her hospitality and to Jean Marsh for the tea and cake! A really enjoyable day, blessed by the ACA’s customary fine weather.
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