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.
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
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
This summer I was inspired by our berry bounty to make a small berry basket. I have made a video tutorial for you so you can make one too. This explains each step in the process.
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
Watch me crank a willow rod, twisting the fibres until it is as flexible as a rope, and make it into a handle.
I thought, I would tell you a little about how I started weaving? Well,At the start, life was messy, life was full.Life was very hard and demanding.But something was driving me on, something kept me going regardless.Let me explain…. When
If you would like to learn how to make a basket this video will show you how to make the base. I take you through each step. If you would like to learn more, I have a full, FREE, online
Did you know there are 3 ways of joining in the base? In this video I explain 3 different ways of joining: -Easy join: Used most often, easy to do but still strong. -magic join: Harder to do, can come
I often get asked: ‘how do you soak your willow Hanna?’ ‘How long do you leave it to soak?’ Or ‘Why do you soak your willow?’ I have made a video about all of that, you can watch it here.