x Useful Website Links
- All About Basket Weaving
An American site with lots of useful links recommended to me by Katie Bass. Whilst working on their Arts and Crafts Fun Patch Katie's Girl Scout troop found this resources page helpful and suggested I add this too - happy crafting girls!
- Basket Crafts and More
An American site that has lots (and lots and lots) of related links
- 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.
- The Basketry Collective
I am a member of this rather lovely group of Basketmakers. Do check out the website.
The most inspiring and rewarding way of giving back to the planet ... TreeSisters is a global network of women who donate monthly to fund the restoration of our tropical forests. I am a TreeSister and their work really resonates with me. From 2018 all SalixArts willow workshop fees will include a small donation towards reforesting the tropics through TreeSisters - check out what they do here!
At the moment they are running a 'billion trees campaign' - you can check this out separately at https://billiontrees.me/
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.