Golden Bay Willow, Golden Bay Weaving

Go Willow! is a small operation, based in Golden Bay with a Golden Bay withy planted with 5 types of willow.

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 2015

The dates for the next Go Wild With Weaving event have now been set!  The workshops will take place in Collingwood, Golden Bay on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April 2015.

This year we will have six workshops, with two new tutors - Anita Peters who excels in weaving found materials into beautiful baskets, and Deb Curtis who is an amazing bark weaver from America.

If you are interested in attending the event, please contact me so that I can put you on my email list when I send out the final details to you all.  Contact nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz. 

 

 

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.

Natural Burials

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.

For further details of natural burials, go to the blog article Natural Burials or have a look at information on the Living Legacies website.

 


 

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.