Flower or Seed Pod
How to adapt and enhance your willow sphere
Turn your willow sphere into a beautiful flower head or seed pod.
This short course is mainly aimed at people who've already made a willow sphere at one of our live workshops.
If you have not yet created your willow sphere and would like to learn how, head over to our course 'How to Weave a Willow Sphere' - this tutorial is included as a bonus lesson as part of that course.
In this short easy to follow video tutorial Sara will give you advice and show you some finishing touches for the surface of your sphere. She will then show you how to make some simple petals and how to attach them to your sphere securely, to adapt it into a flower or seed pod.
There is also a short workbook to download with information on colourful stems and other reminders and tips.
Sara has worked as a freelance artist for many years. Working mainly as a sculptor her body of work has included some large-scale pieces of public art as well as many private commissions. Working with the environment has involved the extensive use of willow withies as a medium in much of her work. At times, she has stretched this medium to its limit with the intricate detail she has achieved. Always experimenting with new materials her main focus and inspiration comes from working with natural, sustainable materials.
As well as public projects and private commissions Sara has worked extensively in schools, colleges, and community projects across several counties. As a tool for educating people she believes all learning can be embedded into sensory, creative actions. By using natural and sustainable materials as a medium she is certain that environmental awareness can be taught through the tactile and tangible involvement with them.