We have a range of willow
based products which may be of interest to florists and floral craftworkers
Decorative willow stems, bunches and bundles
In the Spring we have stems
/ bunches of willow with nice catkins and some new growth, perfect for
use in displays or as standalone features. These look particularly attractive with small LED lights around them.
Similarly, mixed bunches of different coloured willow can provide an attractive decoration over the Winter
months and for the Christmas period.
Price per bundle, average bundle - 20 stems
|3' £5||4' £6.50||5' £8||6' £9.50||
Woven hoops, table centres and wreath bases
We also produce woven willow
hoops, up to 20" diameter for use as a natural wreath base or table centre,
advantages over non natural products being that, once some can last for a second year's use and if not, can be
broken up and used for kindling rather than being sent to landfill!
Price per woven hoop, other sizes on request
|6" diameter - £2.50||8" diameter - £4||10" diameter - £5||12" diameter - £6.50||
14" diameter - £8
Woven natural & sprayed willow trees
For the festive period,
we produce small woven willow Christmas trees, gold, silver or natural or one
Trees & wreath bases are available in October, November & December.
Supplied ready to hang
|3 natural trees - £2.50||3 sprayed trees, single colour - £3.50||3 sprayed trees, mixed colours - £4.50|
Woven willow and hazel hurdles, living willow fencing & erosion control.
We plan to offer a range
of woven willow hurdles, with hazel uprights into 2012, very rustic and perfect
a decorative screen around the garden. We can also supply and install living woven fences, screens or fedges
(basically the mix between a fence and a hedge!) which we would weave live stems around sturdy hazel uprights.
Prices for living hurdles depend upon the length and willow required and the distance. Please enquire for further details.
Similarly, we are happy
to discuss opportunities for areas of willow spiling, a traditional technique
stabilize bankings where erosion has been a problem. This is soft engineering at its best, with no concrete, metal
or other man made or potentialy polluting products involved, just natural willow (and possibly hazel).
Miniature willow structures and domes
Garden too small for a
full size willow dome? we can make you a miniature dome or feature in a plant
just treat it the same way you would with a larger dome, keep it well watered, weed free and cared for,
watch it grow, weave the new growth in towards the end of the season before leaving a striking winter
feature before the new growth starts once again. A different and unusual present!
Prices start from £20 (as for example above)
Care for your willow structure (pdf)
Other Crafts & Products
Recently, much of
the old willow at sorn has been collected, bundled and cut in to short
lengths then fired for a couple of hours to produce artist's charcoal
for use in drawing and sketching.
Small packets of 6-7 thin stems are available for £1.50 per packet, together with thicker, larger diameter charcoal for larger scale work.
|Woven willow torches, either approx 4' height (£10) or 2' height (£6) complete with glass jar and tealight candle, or use your own jar. If pushed in the ground at the right time of year it may also become a living willow torch!|
From 2011 / 12 we are to trial a
new 8' long steambox for potentially producing steamed willow stems for use
in basketmaking as
well as for steaming and bending certain wood such as ash.
Images, other details and how successful this is will appear on this web page!
We would hope to be able to offer
small quantities of steamed basketmaking willow to order in the future. We are
also hoping to
have facilities to offer dried basketmaking willow bundles through the summer months for 2012.