image for Workshop/Course item typeWillow Workshop with Jane Frost at WWT Welney Wetland Centre

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Workshop, from 9 Feb 2019

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Willow Workshop with Jane Frost

Willow Workshop with Jane Frost

Address

Hundred Foot Bank,
Welney,
Wisbech,
Norfolk,
PE14 9TN

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 1 Oct - Thu 28 Feb Hare walks
Sat 6 Oct - Sun 10 Feb Top Trumps Trail
Sat 20 Oct - Sun 10 Mar 3.30pm Swan feeds
Thu 1 Nov - Thu 28 Feb 6.30pm Floodlit swan feeds
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec Optics - try before you buy
Sat 15 - Mon 24 Dec Christmas lunches

Details

Using willow and other natural fibres learn to make simple structures. Learn a variety of 'off loom' techniques for sculpture and hangings for interior or exterior pieces.

Workshops are suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. Students will be able to achieve a selection of sample pieces showing a variety of techniques and some experimental pieces, combining weaving, wrapping and braiding. Remember to wear suitable clothes. For larger structures there is an outdoor area to work sheltered from rain, but it can get windy, hot or cold. Suitable for all abilities. Students with previous experience will be able to make larger and more complex pieces.

Tools and willow are provided but you may wish to bring some of the items listed below.

1.Scissors and string

2.Garden wire

3.Sharp knife - Stanley or craft

4.Gardening gloves (optional)

5.Any special threads or fabrics you’d like to use

6.Notebook, sketchbook, pens and pencils

Booking essential for workshops with full payment in advance. Please make cheques payable to Jane Frost and send to: 32 Woodfen Road, Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1JP. If you have any questions please email Jane on Jane@FrostArt.co.uk or phone 01353 861944 or 07967 088 348.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Feb 2019 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 9 Mar 2019 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 6 Apr 2019 10:00 to 16:00

Prices

£45 per person, plus £15 for basic materials.

10am – 4pm (with a break for lunch; bring packed lunch or use the visitor centre café).

Directions

See location of WWT Welney Wetland Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 546944  Lat: 52.52587 Long: 0.27784

By Road:
WWT Welney Wetland Centre is 12 miles north of Ely, 26 miles north of Cambridge and 33 miles east of Peterborough. It is 2 miles south of Welney village - turning off the A1101 at the New Bedford Suspension Bridge, signed Ten Mile Bank. Occasionally the A1101 is flooded between Welney village and the Suspension Bridge - and is closed to cars. Under such circumstances, access to WWT Welney Wetland Centre is always possible from Ely or Downham Market, off the A10.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu