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.

Living Willow

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

We have finished harvesting this year's living willow and there are no supplies until June 2018.

If you want to buy stock next year, have a look at the Willow Info webpage and contact me, so I can let you know when supplies are available.


 

Willow Weaving Workshops 2017

One space remaining

I am now organising a two-day willow weaving cou#rse for beginners, which will be held in Collingwood, Golden Bay on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017.  Price is $200 for the weekend inclusive of materials. You will make one or two round baskets (depending on the size of the basket and your speed!).

The price of the course is $200 and includes the cost of the willow. The courses get booked up very quickly, so if you would like to register your interest or to email you with further details, contact me at Nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz