An overview of willow weaving
Willow is a natural pliable material for creating long lasting and often beautiful pieces of furniture, baskets, decorating etc.
Tools of the willow weaving trade
When first starting out all you will need is a bodkin. although if you did not have a bodkin you could scrape by with a large flat screw driver.
Techniques of willow weaving
Soaking and mellowing the willow
You will need to soak your willow for around a day per foot length. So a six foot length would soak for six days and then would be left out for a day to mellow. This means that you have to prepare well in advance. If you want to make a basket from four foot lengths of willow, then you need to start soaking five days before.