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Making Willow Baskets…here’s one I made earlier.

Day 2 of the willow basketry workshop. It felt great to be completing my first willow basket.

These are some of the stages in the process.

I’m still digesting all the information.

Tomorrow I will cut willow on the smallholding for using to make my own baskets.

The willow needs to stand for 8 weeks after it’s cut, before it can be used in the weaving process.

I have got to say that this workshop, has been for me, a really wonderful experience, working and sharing with some great people!

Despite the fact that we all began the process together, each basket turned out to be unique!

Working on the basket edge finish…a nice, chunky edge!

Top finished…now working on the bottom edge.
I have lots of ideas for baskets…using driftwood, fabric, wool, hedgerow materials…
If you are thinking of a Christmas present…why not buy a creative workshop course…I would heartily recommend it!


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!

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