Golden Bay Weaver Co-operative
Go Willow! is a co-operative of Golden Bay Weavers: Nicola Basham, Hazel and Jill Pearson and Suse Toder. We weave collaboratively and flexibly - weaving in and out of the many aspects of our lives.
Our aim is to weave beautifully crafted willow coffins, stunning sculptural work, delightful everyday baskets and to run courses to enthuse others with the material and the craft.
Go Wild With Weaving Event
There are still spaces on Maureen Harte's course Go Flax Weaving, which is part of the Go Wild With Weaving event on 25+26 October 2014. Choose the project you would like to make dependent on your knowledge and expertise. See this page for details
Our speciality is willow coffins:
Our particular speciality is woven willow coffins: for burials, cremations and of course, natural burials too. Our willow coffins are beautifully crafted, attractive and eco-friendly. They are made in Golden Bay (New Zealand) with willow grown in Golden Bay. This particular coffin has a willow lid with a central ridge made from recycled rimu. Please go to the Caskets Section to see the specific colours and sizes of coffins that are in stock now, and available for immediate delivery.
On Thursday 12th September 2013, Go Willow! featured in a radio programme about Natural Burials.
Here is the link to the Jim Mora programme.
In Tasman District there are two natural burial sites, one in Motueka and the other in Golden Bay.
Willow coffins are the ideal coffin, as they are completely natural, completely eco-friendly and they have a leakproof, biodegradable cornstarch layer and they don't contain any plastic or metal elements.
We also make baskets and art pieces on commission
We are very happy to make particular baskets to suit your requirements, so please contact us with what you want. We will provide a quote for the item and delivery to you.
Have a look at the many baskets and art pieces we have made for other customers on the following pages and commission one for yourself.
Living Willow Playhuts
We have just finished this year's harvest of living willow. Sad to say we have had a lot of cicada damage this year, so there are no more living willow supplies until next year. If you want you to be on next years email list contact us and I will email you when next year's stocks have been harvested. Click here for more details.