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Weaving Baskets from Willow.

I began a two day basket making workshop today.
Being able to weave baskets fro the huge stocks of willow growing here at Bealtaine has always been a dream for me.

This is the base of the basket.

I am hoping to make lots of baskets during the coming months as I practise the craft.

Inserting the uprights into the base…you need lots of space to do this!

This just a short diary update and will continue tomorrow with the finished project and lots of information!


16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland. Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!

4 thoughts on “Weaving Baskets from Willow.

  1. Like you, I am somewhat intimidated to make baskets from the willow that grow in my garden. Taking a class is a great idea and you have inspired me to take the next step.

    By the way, here is a great photography blog I just came across that has some good house ideas from the past and present. I hope you enjoy it:

    Bright Blessings!


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