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Events & Courses

Dragonfly & Dreamcatchers

Thursday 20th August | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Dragonfly & Dreamcatchers

JOIN US FOR A FUN-FILLED DAY OF WILLOW WEAVING

There is something about working with Willow that is very relaxing and mindful as you have to concentrate on the task in hand.

In this full-day or half-day workshop, set in the picturesque location of Sussex Prairies you will spend time with Lorraine and learn how to weave a Dragonfly and/or Dream Catcher.

All we need is a selection of Willow Withies for weaving a pair of sharp secateurs and the desire to learn something new!

Access to the breathtaking Prairie Gardens is included in your ticket and refreshments and delicious cakes can be purchased from the Tea Rooms.

Waitlist

Please either sign up to our Waitlist to register your interest in this event or puchase a ticket. We will ensure we continue to follow all new Government guidelines relating to social distancing etc. that are in place at the time of this event.

Suitability

All activities are suitable for teenagers and adults or supervised children aged 8 yrs and up. If a child is joining unsupervised they will need to be 13yrs or older. Children aged 8 yrs to 12 yrs are to be supervised by one adult at all times. There is no cost for the supervising adult if the adult is not participating by making an independent craft.

DRAGONFLY OR MAYFLY!

To make your Dragonfly (or Mayfly) you will be using pre-soaked Willow, either brown Willow (this Willow has been dried before then soaking to rehydrate, we have various types and colours) or buff the (also dried before rehydrating but the bark has been removed, this reveals a honey colour rod).

“Deep in the sun-searched growths, the dragon-fly hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky. So this winged hour is dropt to us from above. Oh! clasp we to our hearts, for deathless dower. This close-companioned inarticulate hour. When twofold silence was the song of love.” – Dante Gabriel Rossetti

To book your ticket –

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/hedgeshurdles/371950/r/prairiegardens


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Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
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, West Sussex, BN5 9AT

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  1. RHS Partner Garden.
  2. Tourism South East Member 2018.
  3. sussextopattractions.co.uk.
  4. Visit England Hidden Gem 2016.