Golden Bay Willow, Golden Bay Weaving

Go Willow! is a small operation, based in Golden Bay with a Golden Bay withy bed 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.

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/Judy 2019.

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 2019

In 2019, the event dates will be Saturday 13/ Sunday 14th AND Tuesday 16/ Wednesday 17th April.  Information about the 2019 event will be published soon, and will again be held in Collingwood, Golden Bay, NZ.

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

If you would like to register your interest or for me to email you with further details contact me at Nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz

The picture below is a beautiful willow sculpture called "The View From Here" which was made by visiting tutors Ann McMahon. Zimmi Forest and Judy Zugish with 600 willow rods sourced in Golden Bay, at last year's Go Wild With Weaving event.  It is sited and can be viewed at the Zatori Luxury Lodge in Collingwood.  See www.zatori.co.nz