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Make a willow star

with Julia Clarke

Make a willow star with Julia Clarke, an artist specialising in willow, living willow and mixed media.

Through simple step by step instructions and photographs, Julia explains how to weave your own willow star from home.

This project is part of our 24 Days of Advent series. Photography by Kathrin McCrea.


Your Instructor


Julia Clarke
Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke creates sculptures for indoor and outdoor spaces. She works with willow, both dried and living, with wire, steel, paper, and ceramic. Natural materials and environmental concerns are an important element of her work and the rhythm of weaving and using tactile materials is important to her process. She states that her work comes from a place of having to make, "I’ve always needed to make…be tactile, touch, play and create in 3D. I’ve tried to communicate what I need to say, even if I’m not always sure where that is coming from.”


Your Course Outline


  Make a Willow Star Project
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  What You'll Need
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  Step 1: Decide on the Size
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  Step 2: Trim the ends
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  Step 3: Measure and Cut the Sticks to Size
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  Step 4: Construct the Star
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  Step 5: Weaving the First Corner
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  Step 6: Trim the point
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  Step 7: Continue Weaving
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  Step 8: Remove the Wire (optional)
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  Extra: Willow Variations and Top Tips
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  Downloadable PDF: All Steps in one Document for Printing
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