Go Wild With Weaving

Go Wild With Weaving is a small operation, based in Golden Bay, New Zealand.  2019 is the seventh event, encouraging newcomers and experienced folk to come along, learn new skills, meet new people and have fun.  The course highlights are below, to see the details please click though to the 2019 Go Wild With Weaving page to see the details.

Go Wild With Weaving Workshops 2019

Sat13 and Sun 14 APRIL 2019

GW1. GO SHOPPING: Weave one or possible two large, sturdy harakeke/NZ Flax shopping baskets with Maureen Harte. 1 space 

GW2. GO TWINING: Learn twining large and small harakeke/ NZ flax baskets with Sarah Hornibrooke. 1 space

GW3. GO COPPER: Create beautiful sculptural pod forms with copper wire, with Jasmine Clark.  SORRY, FULL

GW4. GO NESTING:   Create random weave nests using kiekie, cane with Ann McMahon (Aus)  SORRY, FULL

GW5. GO STITCHING: Learn ancient craft skills of coiling and stitching natural materials with Deb Price. FULLY BOOKED, SORRY

GW6a. GO WILLOW: Learning to weave traditional and freeform willow baskets with Peter Greer.  FULLY BOOKED, SORRY.

GW6b.  GO WILLOW.  Learn to weave traditional and free form willow baskets with Nicola Basham.  1 space 


Tues 16 and Wed 17 APRIL 2019

GW7.  GO NETTING: Create beautiful keepsakes using knotless netting technique and varied fibres with Ann McMahon (Aus)  2 spaces 

GW8. GO TWINING: Learn twining large and small harakeke/ NZ flax baskets with Sarah Hornibrooke.  FULLY BOOKED, SORRY.

GW9. GO COPPER: Create beautiful sculptural pod forms with wire, with Jasmine Clark.   1 space

GW10. GO WRAPPING and STITCHING : One day Learn wrapping and coiling with varied fibres and One day have fun with Stitching.  with Deb Price.  FULLY BOOKED, SORRY.

If you have any questions or want to register, contact me at Nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz  Even if the course appears full - please email me, so that I can put you on the reserve list, as often people have to pull out when life happens to them!

Weaving Beautiful Baskets...workshop in Auckland, 21 & 22 September 2019

I am tutoring a weekend course at the Selwyn Community College, in Auckland.  We will be creating wonderful baskets with cane, sea grass and driftwood.

The 2019 brochure has not yet been finalised but you can Check out the 2018 info on line at http://www.selwyncomed.school.nz/courses/1238-weaving-beautiful-baskets

If you want to reserve a space on the course, email Anne Cave at info@selwyncomed.school.nz





Living Willow

Living Willow can be used for planting out your own willows, or to create pergolas, tunnels or playhuts. 

Harvesting next year's living willow will be June/July 2019.

If you want to buy stock next year, have a look at the Willow Info webpage and contact me, so I can let you know what supplies are available and you can order.

Weave now!

I have supplies of willow for use in your projects, available at $24 per kilo plus transport.  I have four different varieties and sized from 2-6 ft.

We make baskets on commission

We are very happy to make particular baskets to suit your requirements, so please contact us with what you want.  We will provide a quote for the item and delivery to you.

Have a look at the many baskets and art pieces we have made for other customers on the following pages and commission one for yourself.

Our other speciality is willow coffins:

Our other speciality is Go Willow! woven willow coffins: for burials, cremations and of course, natural burials too.  Our willow coffins are beautifully crafted, attractive and eco-friendly.  They are made in Golden Bay (New Zealand) with willow grown in Golden Bay.  This particular coffin has a willow lid with a central ridge made from untreated pine.  Please go to the Go Willow! website, Caskets Section to see the specific colours and sizes of coffins that are in stock now, and available for immediate delivery. https://www.gowillow.co.nz/willow-caskets-willow-coffins