Golden Bay Willow, Golden Bay Weaving

Go Willow! is a small operation, based in Golden Bay with a Golden Bay withy bed planted with 4 types of willow.  Or coffins are woven by four women, weaving together.

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.

We have large and medium sized coffins in stock for immediate delivery.  Please ensure you leave about 4 delivery days for the North Island, and about 3 delivery days for the South Island.  We will endeavour to meet your requirements, please contact me as early as you can.  Telephone 03 5248 733.  Or email me at Nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz

We have created a little video to show you how we make our coffins.  

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.

We make baskets 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.

Willow to weave now!

I have supplies of willow for use in your projects, available at $24 per kilo plus transport.  I have four different varieties and sized from 2-6 ft.


Living Willow

Living Willow can be used for planting out your own willows, or to create pergolas, tunnels or playhuts. 

This year's living willow harvest has all been purchased.  Next year’s harvest will be June/July 2020

If you want to buy stock, have a look at the Willow Info webpage and contact me, so I can put you on my email list and let you know what/when supplies are available.


Go Wild With Weaving Workshops 2020 and 2021

With great disappointment and heavy heart, the 2020 event was cancelled due to the Covid-19  4 week lockdown in NZ.  

We are starting to plan the 2021 event, and the provisional dates are Saturday 24/ Sunday 25th  AND Tuesday 27th Wednesday 28th April 2021 and will again be held in Collingwood, Golden Bay, NZ.

Info about the event can be seen at www.gowildwithweaving.co.nz/2020