No weeping over these willows
Crafters wove their own baskets out of wicker at a workshop hosted by Kent Wildlife Trust.
The event, held at Tyland Barn in Chatham Road, Sandling, was one in a series of sessions, teaching people how to make sustainable decorations.
Jackie Brooks, of Northdown Close, Maidstone, a florist with more than 20 years’ experience, taught the class how to design and take home their own accessories last Saturday.
Over two and a half hours, the team each weaved a basket which could be used as an ornament or even a fruit bowl.
Events officer Craig Midwinter said: “The aim is to give people the skills to make decorations themselves and that means less plastic goes into landfill.”
The next seminars at Tyland Barn are on Saturday, December 8 and focus on biodegradable Christmas decorations, including wooden baubles, twig stars and sparkling pine cone baubles. The two-hour sessions start at 10am and 1pm. To book a place, costing £10 for adults, £8 for children, visit tinyurl.com/kwtwillow.
Florist Jackie Brooks, pictured with members of the course displaying their work