Wild Willow Baskets
About the Course
Willows, also called sallows or osiers, account for over 400 species within the genus Salix. Willows have ancient, global cross-cultural significance; they are strong and respond positively to coppicing and pollarding, two pruning techniques used in land management. Willow bark contains salicin, which has been used by humans for thousands of years to ease pain from stomach pain and headaches. and make for an excellent basket material.
Learn to weave a strong, good-sized, round willow basket. We'll employ several different weaving techniques in order to create a beautiful basket for foraging, or use in the kitchen or garden.
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