Basketry Materials: Willow
Plant identification, cultivating, harvesting and processing willow as a natural material used for basketmaking.
Willow basketmaker located in the Skagit Valley of Washington State, USA.
She has a small farm named Dunbar Gardens where she grows much of the willow
used in her baskets. She offers finished baskets, willow basketry supplies
including live cuttings for planting, willow basketry workshops and willow
basket making demonstrations. Her site includes photos of the cultivation of
numerous varieties of willow for basketry.
Site is written all in German, but there are many photo galleries of
willow culture, living willow sculpture, woven willow fences, tunnels, erosion
control, garden structures and more.
Coates Willows & Wetlands in Taunton England
Enjoy pictures of willow processing and museum exhibits in this photo gallery of
pictures taken by Jane Harding on her trip to the UK.
NativeTech offers an explanation of the uses of willow branches and spruce, cedar and pine
twigs in basketry by Native Americans.
Instructions from Bonnie Gale of English Basketry Willows describes how to make willow
cuttings for cultivation.
Instructions for growing willow by Christine Baker of The Dancing Trees in
the UK. Includes
instructions for ordering
This bookstore includes a variety of books and gifts with a focus on willow.
Learn about the history of willow basketry, how to make baskets using stake and
strand weaving techniques with willow rods or withes. Create willow bentwood
trellises, arbors, gates, fences and living sculpture and other garden accents.
Willow Basketry Tools
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