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Useful Website Links
- Basket Crafts and More
An American site that has lots (and lots and lots) of related links
- Beautiful Organic Willow - local supplier
This isn't actually a website! - It's a link to my willow supplier's details - I just want as many people as possible to be able to have access to this lovely willow!
- Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination
This is a wonderful organisation that I work with regularly. They have a very particular approach to working creatively with a wide range of people and groups - see for yourself
- Hannah Willow
Despite her name Hannah is not a basket maker or willow weaver, but the maker of the most exquisite jewellery (including my hare pendant and tree earrings that have received many comments) Her luscious website is well worth checking out!
- JPR Environmental
Suppliers of living willow for landscaping and use in the garden
- Musgrove Willows
Michael Musgrove is a third generation grower of Somerset willow and supplies willow, living willow kits, basketmaking tools and books. The website is interesting, offers hints and tips and also has some unusual baskets.
- National Basketry Organization (USA)
The very inspiring website of the National Basketry Organization, based in the USA. The galleries are great!
- Somerset Willow Growers Ltd.
As well as offering next day delivery, this supplier stocks dyed willow - very colourful
- Sue Kirk Willow Baskets
Sue Kirk makes the most beautiful contemporary and traditional baskets, often using her home grown willow. She also runs great workshops where you can learn to make your own.
- The Basketmakers Association
An invaluable source of all things willow related, including a directory of makers and their various skills, and a pretty comprehensive list of courses accross the country.
A little more local (for me!) than Somerset, Guy and Jane Lambourne at Wasseldine Bedfordshire started growing willow (for baskets and structures) when looking to diversify their lovely farm in Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire.
- Wyldwood Willow
I am occasionally asked if I make willow coffins. I don't, but Amanda from Wyldwood Willows does, and they are beautiful.