Ranger Diaries: Spring Creations

A look back at the fabulous craft workshops held this Mother’s Day, reported by Bowhill Ranger, Andy.

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Spring Creativity

Following on from the established and successful winter wreath making, we thought something similar but different would work nicely for spring and Mothers Day. Always wanting to use natural materials and heritage techniques, we held our first ever willow wreath session followed by a delicious afternoon tea.

Dried Flowers for Wreaths

Natural Materials

Using freshly cut willow, everyone wove their own willow ring and then threaded in a selection of dried flowers and grasses. This was then all finished off with a lovely hessian bow, creating some fabulous individual wreaths. It is amazing that whilst everyone was using exactly the same materials, all of the wreaths looked completely different!

Happy ladies with Wreaths

Happy Ladies

Once the wreaths were completed, everyone headed to the Old Kitchen Café for afternoon tea. Crafted by Sarah, everyone enjoyed a tasty selection of savoury and sweet treats.  I must say that the scones were amazing and I may have eaten one too many!

All in all it was a great experience and everyone left happy with their creations and replete after their afternoon tea.

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