Selection of Willow Basketmaking Resources
Cuttings and Plants
Willow Cuttings -
Christine Baker of The Dancing Trees (UK)
Several varieties of basketry willows from this basketmaker from
Willow Cuttings - Dunbar
Katherine Lewis is a willow basketmaker located in the Skagit Valley of
Washington State. 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, willow basketry workshops and willow basket making demonstrations.
Cuttings and Living Rods - West Wales Willows (UK)
Wide selection of varieties of willow that you can grow for many purposes,
including rough and fine basketry. Also many photos for identification and
Willow Cuttings -
The Willow Bank (UK)
This nursery is able to ship cuttings year round because of the use of cold storage.
Willow Growers -
Somerset Levels and Moors (UK)
Based in the Somerset Levels, the heart of the willow industry, PH Coate and Son
has been growing 'Withies' and producing wicker baskets and willow products
Willow Plants - Heronswood Nursery LTD.
Willow cultivars available, mostly on-site, from this nursery in Kingston, Washington.
Willow Plants - Bluestem
Nursery (USA and Canada)
Willows are sold in the Spring as unrooted 8" cuttings and as plugs (rooted
cuttings) which are available throughout the growing season. Willow cuttings are
shipped from March 1 to June 15. Willow plugs are shipped throughout the growing
season. Willow rods are shipped from approximately mid-March to mid-May. Several
varieties have colorful
as shown on Bluestem Nursery's site. The site also features a lot of
informational content on willow cultivation and uses in basketry, environmental
sculpture, living willow structures and furniture. There even is an article on
the magical properties of "willow
Willow Glen Nursery (USA)
Lee Zieke Lee, a willow expert and her husband, Lindsay,
own Willow Glen Nursery, 3512 Lost Mile Road, in Decorah, Iowa.
Making Willow Cuttings
Explanation by Bonnie Gale in the 1997 American Willow Growers Network Newsletter.
Notes On Planting
Tips on establishing and maintaining a willow bed from The Willow Bank.
Willow Growing Instruction
Tips on how to plant and care for your willow cuttings.
Cultivation instructions and advice for planting living willow garden structures
and establishing willow beds. Care and preservation of dried willow sculptures
for home and garden from the Dancing Trees gallery of garden art and sculpture
in Brooke, Oakham.
Planting and growing tips about basket willows.
From Dunbar Gardens.
West Wales Willow provides this article that will
recommend varying "preferred" positions and growing conditions for certain species
Willow Rods - English Basketry Willows
Brown, white and buff rods in a variety of lengths, both at retail and wholesale
prices. Books, patterns, kits, tools and finished baskets by Bonnie Gale.
Established willow growers on the Somerset Levels, UK. Web site features pictures of willow products, willow growing
Founded in 1988 by Bonnie Gale this was a network of people with an interest in willow.
Network was curtailed in 2008, but back issues of the newsletter are available.
Willow company in Somerset, England.
Somerset Levels Basket and Craft Centre
Botanical and Common Names
Willow Pool Designs
Steve Fuller and Simone Siegan of Cumbria, England.
Learn how to weave a tower for your garden plants.
Willows and Wetlands Visitors Center
Willow Wattles For Stream Conservation
Willow Basketry Subject Index
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