Plas Helyg Courses 2018

Plas Helyg is our lovely 7 acre smallholding at the Lammas Eco-village, boasting a range of eclectic buildings, including a roundhouse stable, two cob greenhouses, and a cruck framed barn. We have many animals including sheep and ponies, and grow a very wide diversity of trees and plants for food, fuel, and beauty. For lots of pictures of past courses and updates on what we are doing, please go to FB Plas Helyg, FB Pembrokeshire Willow, and for info on the setting it's FB Lammas Ecovillage and FB Lammas Community Hub. 

Here we offer several different ways you can get involved. Please see below for day courses and residential experiences, as well as volunteering opportunities. 

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Cob Building Courses - Course full, next course in 2019! 

Willow Sculpture & Basketry Courses


All courses below are held at the Lammas Community Hub. Bring some vegetarian food to share for our lunch, and please bring secateurs. Course fees include all materials unless stated.
I ask that you pay your fee by BACS prior to the course, in all cases booking is essential.

To book or for any more info just email cassandra@plas-helyg.co.uk

April 28th - Leaping Hare Sculpture - 10-5pm

This is the third year I have run this course, and now back by popular demand! Make a lovely leaping hare for your garden, using my own organic willow. Course fee £40 plus £12 for metal frame.

May 5th - Honey Bee Sculpture - 10-5pm

Make a unique tribute to our native honey bee in my own organically grown willow, using random weave techniques. Your sculpture will be around 50cm long. Course fee £40 plus £12 for metal frame.

July 14th - Heron Sculpture - 10-4pm

This will be the 4th heron course I have run, and back again just in time for the British summer! Using metal legs developed through my partnership with local blacksmith Aaron Petersen of Ferric Fusion, weave into the frame to create a quirky heron for siting near a pond or on your lawn. Course fee £40 plus £22 for metal legs.

August 5th - Harvest Basket - 10-4pm

A lovely harvest or foraging basket, made using a simple yet effective frame basket design, and perfect for beginners. Made with my own hand harvested organic willow. Course fee £35.

October 13th - Pod Frame Basket

An unusual frame basket which looks like a seed pod! For crafty beginners or improvers, using my lovely willow. Course fee £35.

November 10th - Living Willow Chair

Create an amazing willow chair, which we design and build using my own organic willow, then you take home with full instructions to plant on your own land. It will grow very well creating a unique woven seat. Course fee £45.

December 8th - Willow Angel Sculpture

Create a lovely standing angel or herald around 80cm high, to grace the entrance to your house or for your hallway, just in time for Christmas! Course fee £40. 

 

Volunteering at Plas Helyg
Limited opportunities to come and help us during the spring & summer months.  Mainly gardening & land maintenance, we have a variety of jobs for volunteers and  we welcome  contact from anyone interested. No experience needed, but expect to  work  6 -7 hours per day, 5 days per week. All your basic food is provided on days when you work with us. You can camp or stay in our little caravan. Contact us if you are interested.

 

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