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Christmas Obelisk

Course Overview

Discover the Art of Willow Weaving! 

Join us for a hands-on workshop and learn the ancient craft of making woven willow structures. Penny, our expert, guides you through the process using locally foraged, harvested, and prepared materials.

What You Will Create:

Craft beautiful obelisks, perfect for climbing peas, beans, clematis, or other lightweight climbers. These stunning structures not only support your garden plants but also serve as unique garden ornaments, adding height, texture, and a captivating focal point.

Explore the timeless tradition of crafting artisan garden structures. Willow obelisks have graced European gardens for centuries, and now you can bring this artistry to your own green space.

This workshop is ideal for those with dexterity and strong hands. 

Come and join us to create something special for your garden!



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Penny Simons

About the tutor

Penny Simons

Penny’s work is a fusion of all her studies and lived experience in: textiles, art, design, weaving, bio-dynamics and horticulture.Her work resonates deeply with the beauty, vulnerability & spirituality of nature. Penny has worked as an artist and designer all her life, alongside the practise of gardening and working in and with nature.Penny runs workshops both locally and regionally. She has taught annual willow workshops for the last 5 years both at Glenmore House and in Kangaloon in the Southern Highlands: both privately and with Green Door Studios.“Penny is an excellent teacher, with a bounty of information to share about working with the material and techniques she employs.“ Mickey Robertson / Glenmore House. Her artworks are formed from a personal practise working with foraged materials that comes from a place of reciprocity with the earth, all indigenous peoples and our ancestors. Through this, her work aims to restore, reconnect and heal through creativity, connection with nature and making with our hands.Penny was one of the founding partners of !Cloth”, a Sydney based bespoke textile business begun in the 1990's, that produced hand printed, dyed and constructed textiles for the furnishing and fashion industries.Prior to this Penny gained a BA hons. in Constructed Textiles, majoring in weaving, from Winchester School of Art, England.

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