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What willow varieties should I grow?

I often get asked about what the best willow varieties are. I really can never give a straight answer to that. Willow will grow different in every location, depending on climate, weather conditions and soil composition. My advice is to start growing a wide range of varieties for a few years and try them out

By |2021-03-03T17:09:10+00:00August 14th, 2020|Willow|0 Comments

How to weave a hanging basket?

This is another fun project. You can make these baskets in any size. They are handy because they are an easy and nice way to store a variety of things. From vegetables in the kitchen, to little bits and bobs in the bathroom. This basket it started by weaving the base as usual, then the

By |2021-03-03T17:10:21+00:00August 14th, 2020|basket making tutorials|0 Comments

How to weave a basket? Basket making for beginners.

Basket making is one of the oldest crafts. People have been weaving vessels for collecting, storing and transporting goods and food for thousands of years. I have been fascinated with basket making for more then 15 years now. I work in particular with willow, an easily grown material here in Ireland, Northern Europe. It grows

By |2021-03-03T17:12:15+00:00August 14th, 2020|basket making tutorials|0 Comments

My making process

Some autumn snippets, thoughts and musings on making, slowing down and letting the willow guide what I make. I also explain what the willow disease, mentioned in the previous video, is and how I will handle it from now on. https://youtu.be/k0CAw3dr5sQ

By |2021-03-03T17:15:40+00:00October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Willow infestation

It all started about 5 years ago when we brought willow home from a friend with strange looking black nodules on it. I had never seen it before and did not make much of it. It looked quite harmless, a little like a gall. That next year I noticed some on our own willow as

By |2021-03-03T17:15:04+00:00October 24th, 2019|Willow|0 Comments

Basket making tools

In this video I show you the tools you need for making a basket. I also show you the 3 tools I started out with, the tools that should be in a beginners tool basket and we have a look at what is in my tool basket now. What's in your tool basket? https://youtu.be/YjPvzSWBFBM

By |2021-03-03T17:14:13+00:00August 26th, 2019|information|0 Comments

Growing willow

Would you like to have a look at how we grow our willow? This video shows you our different willow beds. We have some on terraces, planted through a membrane. Some in deeper beds with no weed suppressor, and more in the vegetable garden. https://youtu.be/CrIQMuWsWh0  

By |2021-03-03T17:22:52+00:00August 6th, 2019|Willow|0 Comments

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