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Willow Craft
is essentially a winter activity since harvesting occurs when the material is dormant.

My weaving style is mostly ‘free form’ rather than the weft and warp methods practiced in basketry, although this too is used in Hurdle making.

The Willow Ball is the perfect form to learn the craft. This simple shape can be the basis for a wide range of sculptural works.

Willow, Dogwood, Hazel, Birch and Plum prunings may be used to create structures that are both beautiful and of practical use.
Woven hurdles (low fences) help retain mulch on new garden beds and upright structures support climbing plants.
Living willow screens and arbors provide shade and shelter.

willow garden

willow ball


Willow Workshops

These are held from late May to early September throughout the Otago/Southland Regions. Locations are selected for easy access to suitable local material, and generally this will be found in nearby river valleys or farm shelter plantings.

A key element to my workshops is my ‘on the spot’ helper. In return for sourcing material in situ, identifying property owners and a little assistance in planning and promotion, she (and sometimes he) has a free workshop day.

Each person will need at least 60 rods, harvested at the start of the day; however there is always waste and additional material is welcome if available. Attendees are encouraged to bring material they think suitable for finishing and embellishment.




Bring your lunch & secateurs
Wear sensible shoes

Please make cheques payable to Lynne Wilson
Or direct credit to: 06 0689 0142657 00 50
Full payment is required with registration.
(Please discuss with me if this is not possible).
Unless you hear otherwise, your
place on this course is confirmed
For further information please contact:
Lynne Wilson, 93 Molyneux Ave, Cromwell 9310
Phone: 03 445 3010, 027 4344 240
48 hours notice of cancellation is required for a refund.
10% cancellation fee will apply to all refunds.

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by emailing

or phone: Lynne Wilson 027 4344 240