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Sunday, 22 December 2013

December novice workshop 2013.

Yesterday was the last workshop of 2013 at Willowbog, a small gathering but enjoyable all the same.Being the shortest day of the year it was dark when I set off and dark when I got back,I did manage to get a couple of snaps of the sun coming up though.

A very rare sight these days.

The gathering of students at the start of the workshop.

Before starting to apply wire to this Hinoki we thought it a good idea to get it secured into a custom made box, so it would be able to be worked easier, with less stress.

A lower part of the root was removed and the tree was boxed up.

There is still a very good amount of root left to maintain growth.

Here we see the owner of the tree Brian, who was a complete novice a few months ago, inspecting my work.

By applying some heavy wire to the thicker branches and moving them we can now see an image starting to emerge.

Quite a difference to what it was like when it first arrived as you can see below. 

Still a very long way to go, but it will be a good learning curve for Brian.
Thanks once again to Jean for the famous Willowbog soup at lunch time, it was most welcome.

So that is it for this years workshops.

Looking forward to 2014.

All the best to everyone.

1 comment:

  1. You did a great job on Brian's tree, I learned a lot. Have a good Christmas and New year.