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Ash Pack Basket

For ages I’ve been wanting to make a pack, or back, basket from wood splints. They’re best made in the spring when …

wakehurst place sculpture

Wakehurst 2017: Space Between

Space Between is a recently commissioned, site-specific woodland sculpture at Wakehurst, (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).  It’s situated in Pearcelands Wood, their newly-opened ancient …

pigeon's nest on Meadow Weave Wakehurst

Nests in Nets

I’ve returned to Wakehurst on  a bright autumn day to see if the rumours are true. One of my areas of research …

A Song for all Foraging

It’s a busy time for foraging plant materials right now. The plants have made all the vegetative growth they’re going to make …

neolithic style willow baskets

Stonehenge: Neolithic Basketry

During the Neolithic time at Stonehenge, there would have been willows growing on the banks of the river Avon, which ran right …

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