Willow weaving workshop
Last week, Veterinary Medicine Fellow Dr Angie Tavernor taught a willow weaving workshop to Fitzwilliam students and gardening staff.
Angie’s weaving expertise is behind the much-loved billy goat and kid living in the College gardens, and it was the presence of these willow caprid creations that piqued the interest of students from the College’s Communal Gardens Society and members of the gardening team. How difficult was this ancient technique?
Angie answered this and other questions in the workshop she taught the students and gardening staff where she demonstrated how willow is weaved so that they could create their own plant climbers, to be used in the College allotments and gardens.
Sarah Anne Aarup (MML 2013), one of the students who attended the workshop, said: “I love discovering new things, so it was a real pleasure to try my hand at weaving a plant climber. It was an astonishingly simple process that reminded me of knitting. Thank you to Angie for having taught us the basics of weaving!”