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.
I am very excited to be able to offer you all a new way of learning basket making skills for FREE! I have been teaching basket making for more then 5 years and have always felt that visual content would
I have been teaching intensively for more then 5 years now. I have taught people of all walks of life. And I have found that finishing the border in a basket always causes confusion. That’s why I have made this
You know when you fall down, get hurt, fall ill, stumble or stall? I believe making ‘mistakes’ or getting hurt is a vital part of life that we, for some reason, have learned to look at as bad. The sculptures
A little video of us planting our willow. Enjoy!
We have for a long time been talking about making a steamer. The problem was how do we make one? I know a few people who use a wallpaper stripper. We however live off grid so do not have the
Willow is such a versatile tree. There are thousands of willow varieties. Within them are basket making varieties specifically grown for the qualities we need such as pliability, size, colour and ease to grow and harvest. We are very lucky
It was Joe Hogan, with his book Basketmaking in Ireland that brought the Irish potato basket back into everyday use in Ireland. Joe did a lot of research into traditional Irish baskets. One of them is the skib. The skib
Last year my business did really well. But towards the end of the year I was very close to burn-out. I had been teaching community groups, travelled for classes from Dingle to Dublin. I had a lot of orders to
beyond sustainability I hit the brick wall again tears well up for no reason I cannot do any more I feel so very tired I realise I have been pushing to make things happen giving all the time doing from