Willows, willows, lovely willows

  Very pleased with these large garden baskets which I made last week, three for the U.S and three for stock (two sold already). I used 5 different willows in them, Petite Grisette, Nigricians, Faucille, Belge Rouge and Dickie Meadows. The willows were all at their best and worked perfectly, despite being harder to make […]

Meet the Maker Basket Makers Association Newsletter

Very pleased to be chosen by the Basket Makers Association for their latest newsletter in the Meet the Maker feature.  As a taster below are the first and last questions.  The newsletter has been revamped of late and has some interesting new features for basket makers, chair re-seaters and any one interested in crafts. If […]

Willow Basket Making Courses and Basket Market, Bouxurulles. Vosges.

Spent a productive 4 days in Bouxurulles, Vosges, France. Great to meet up with some old basketmaking friends and make some new contacts with students. Taught an Asparagus basket on day one using the English stake up method and ‘blunt, square corners’. Eight very capable French students. Vegetable gatherer on day two with the English […]