Welcome to Dragon Willow

Dragon Willow is an environmentally minded green themed business, it aims to encourage everyone to try traditional countryside crafts, enjoy our natural environment and try something new.

My workshop is at Kirby Wharf, near Tadcaster in North Yorkshire. I have two willow coppice’s and grow a wide variety of basketry, hurdle and decorative willow. Working with this sustainable and flexible crop is exciting and rewarding year on year.

I run willow sculpture and basket workshops with the aim of encouraging people of all abilities to have a go at making something unique and special that will last for many years.

I also accept commissions for bespoke willow items from willow pod chairs, sculptures, baskets and coffins.

I enjoy working with greenwood’s as well, making spoons, bowls and three legged stools. I will frequently decorate my greenwood work with pyrography and use coloured paints to add a bit of colour.

Services I offer:

  • Willow weaving workshops
  • Commissions and bespoke willow sculptures
  • Attends shows and events
  • Talks and demonstrations for groups and society’s
  • Corporate days
  • Training and workshops for people with learning difficulties
  • Schools activities
  • Willow coffins
  • Sculptures and willow products to hire for events and or weddings
  • Living willow arbours, arches and fencing (in season)

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