I have been weaving for nineteen years using local and sustainable materials. I grow some of my own willow and use small local suppliers as much as I can. I cut and dry most of the willow myself, so I can select the best rods. This is hard work, but satisfying.
I like to use different varieties of willow in my baskets to add texture and colour. I also gather wild materials from around my home in the Staffordshire Moorlands to make some of my more unusual hedgerow baskets and Christmas wreaths.
In addition to weaving standard pieces, I take commissions for weaving individual designs.