Woven Willow Hearts
About the Course
Willows, also called sallows or osiers, account for over 400 species within the genus Salix, and, when appropriately managed, produced a fine material for weaving. 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.
Learn to weave with willows: they are such a joy to weave with! We'll cover identification, regenerative gathering, storage and processing, and several basic techniques required to make a lovely heart for Valentine's Day.