Posts by Wyldwood Willow

Willow weaving good for mental health

Willow weaving good for mental health It's Mental Health Awareness week and research has shown that hobbies can help to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and sharpen the mind. So why not give willow weaving a try? It's a great way to have fun, meet people and focus the mind, all whilst learning a brand new skill. You'll also have the satisfaction of taking whatever you've made home with you. You can book classes either with Humble by Nature  or go to my WORKSHOPS page.
Read More

Workshops 2018

Workshops 2018 This year I am running the bulk of my weaving workshops in The Tithe Barn at Usk Castle, Monmouthshire. Many thanks to Henry and Rosie Humphreys for the use of the barn. From February through to December there are a wide and varied selection of willow and basket making activities to suit most tastes. These workshops have proved enormously popular and the last 3 have sold out and the next 2 are also fully booked. I am running an extra day of sculpture weaving due to popular demand on the 16th July from 10-am-4pm. Please get in touch
Read More

Where does all the time go?

Where does all the time go? Another busy year passes and a new one flies into action…. As I write this I have already finished harvesting my willow back in January, much of it has been used or sold in my many workshops, baskets, coffins etc.  Cuttings are becoming more popular this year. Hurdle making is almost at an end. I am pleased to say that of last years 100+ bundles only a few remain. Shortly after harvesting I got stuck into all the living willow jobs and have created some new domes and tunnels. Maintaining the older ones too is
Read More