The Willow Basketry Class at Roots School, in October 2011.
A video I put together with the D7K for my school.
In the basketry class students learn how to locate, harvest, propagate, and weave willow, an incredibly pliable and resilient material. This class focuses on waling, or three-strand twining, an ancient technique of weaving that creates a beautiful pattern and a very durable basket. We will also focus on two-strand twining, perhaps one of the earliest ways of turning a collection of twigs into a solid, multi-use vessel.