Lantern Parade and … it’s suddenly become Withy Central

For the next couple of weeks I’m working with lots of groups in Johnson’s Fold, Bolton to create withy lanterns for their lantern parade, organised and funded by Bolton at Home.  Here’s one I made as an example…

I’m also about to start making some withy / willow sculptures with a New Charter group in Mossley, Tameside for the RHS Tatton show garden.  One of them is going to be an enormous snowman, which feels entirely appropriate after the snow we had last week!  I’ll be using brown willow for this so I’m currently soaking the withies in my lovely new ‘water trough’ – a perfect shape and size for the job.  I’ll post a picture when I remember to take one…

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