"Maggie Campbell weaves wonders with willow! As part of our Viking project the whole school helped Maggie weave a willow Viking Ship that has become a favourite play structure and inspiring outdoor classroom! "

Sally Wilson, Headmistress Costessey Infant School, Norwich

"Maggie Campbell has a regional reputation for delivering high quality creative learning experiences and imaginative outcomes with children of all ages, abilities and disabilities"

Anna Macathy, Arts Education Project Development Officer, Norfolk County Council

 

WILLOW AND TISSUE

I often use a technique were I make a willow frame and then layer wet-strength tissue paper over the frame. This is then strengthened with a bonding medium such as PVA. (For photographs showing these methods see the willow masks page.) This technique is extremely versatile and can also be used to make wonderful animal shapes, and be robust enough to make elegant household items such as screens and lighting. See also the willow masks page.

LOWRY HOUSESwillow 'Lowry' house

These large houses made from willow and tissue-paper were for a performance inspired by L.S. Lowry. They were created with the school children of Elmham C of E Primary School, Norfolk.

This project demonstrates one of the advantages to using willow and paper which is that, although the structures can be very large, they are also very lightweight. Designs and patterns can also be painted on them giving them a luminous colour when exposed to the sun.

willow 'Lowry' house