I love working with willow! Especially early in the year, about a month after it has been cut. The willow rods are really flexible then, without the need for soaking, and the colours are vibrant and glowing!
However; the Welsh climate means that it is often far too cold to sit still weaving away...and definitely too chilly for people learning how to weave! So we have to accept that courses are better done a little later in the year.
2021 is also a strange year due to Covid (one gets tired of repeating this phrase), and of course because I sold my house - along with my growing willow...
I did however take the last cut and move all to the Plas at Dolanog. (see under Courses)
Here then is a celebration of willow in pictures! From functional pieces to flights of fancy - from beginners basket making classes to my finished articles for sale - growing willow, cut willow, willow products - just willow!!