A hardy group of Basketry SA braved the winter chill to venture to the Adelaide Hills to collect some pieces of French basket willow from
Nirvana’s willow house.With secateurs at hand they collected long straight branches, some coiled into buckets,some bundled up for frames or fences and some to take home to grow. Not all members made it down the valley selecting to sit on our winter sunny veranda and read a book.
Meanwhile we sniped and coiled away then shared a yummy lunch before the winter cold drove us back up the hill. They bundled their willow collection into the cars and set off dreaming up wonderful new basketry projects.
In the near future I expect to see some willow creations evolve at regular meetings.