South Pomfret, Vermont
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Woven Willow Cornucopia

Explore basic basket weaving techniques and patterns and create your own cornucopia to accent your fall table.

Brighten your fall table with a centerpiece or display created by you! The cornucopia is an ancient symbol of giving thanks for the fall harvest. Join us for a fun day and discover basic techniques and weaving patterns used in basket making. You will be guided step-by-step to create your own small cornucopia similar to the one pictured. Along the way we will learn about the amazing willow plant and its many uses throughout the ages.

Bring a bag lunch and drink (or purchase food at the local general store) as we will be taking an hour-long break from 12-1pm. Participants are asked to bring a pair of sharp secateurs (pruning clippers), a sharp pocket knife, and a ¼ inch diameter Phillips head screwdriver if you have them. Some tools will be available to share for those who don’t have their own.
Bring a mug: Susie will provide coffee and tea!

Susie J. Gray has a background in Architectural Design, Landscape Design, Permaculture Design, and Graphic Design. She completed an apprenticeship with a traditional woodland craftsman in Kent, England, where she learned traditional woodland management techniques—from large tree felling to growing and harvesting the underwood (hazel and willow)—and all the woodland crafts that come from that harvested ‘crop.’ Susie loves to work with willow, creating both functional pieces and sculpture, and enjoys teaching and demonstrating willow weaving to others. For more about Susie, please visit