Go Wild With Weaving

Go Wild With Weaving is a small operation, based in Golden Bay, New Zealand.  2021 will be the eighth event, offering two-day weaving courses encouraging newcomers and experienced folk to come along, learn new weaving skills, meet new people and have fun.  The 2021 dates will be Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th AND Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st April 2021.
Look here for the 2021 programme to give you all the information on courses, how to get here, where to stay, what to bring

If you have any questions or want to register your interest for 2021 contact me at Nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz  

Weaving Whimsical Driftwood Baskets workshop in Auckland.         

Learn how to make wonderful baskets with cane and driftwood.  

Selwyn Community College have asked me back to tutor again in 2020, on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November.


You can email Anne Cave at info@selwyncomed.school.nz for information about the next course or to book.

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.  https://www.gowildwithweaving.co.nz/basketry   

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.

Willow course for beginners 

DATE: 12 and 13th September 2020, Please contact me Nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz if you want to be kept informed.
TIMING: Saturday 9.15-5.00, Sunday 9.00-4.30
VENUE: Pakawau Community Hall, Pakawau, Golden Bay.

WHAT WILL WE MAKE: Normally for beginners I suggest a small basket with a handle followed by a tray or a platter. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN. You will get to grips with basic basketry techniques, understand a little about the willow industry, growing and harvesting willow, take home some beautiful, strong, environmentally friendly treasures, meet like-minded folk and have some fun. 

COST: $250 including materials. $50 deposit , $200 paid on the day.

WHAT TO BRING. Your lunch, flexibility and a sense of experimentation and humour.


Living Willow

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

The next harvest and availability of stock will be June 2021.

If you want to buy next year, have a look at the Willow Info webpage and contact me, so I can put you on my email list and let you know what supplies are available...and when.

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.

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

Basketry courses  November 2020

I am running three courses in the 2020 Garden Marlborough Show.  https://www.gardenmarlborough.co.nz/workshops/nicola-basham

Thursday 5th November 9.30-4.00pm.  $110
Friday 6 November 9.00am – 12.30pm     $60   
Saturday 7 November 9.30am – 4.00pm     $110

At the Friday morning workshop you’ll make a willow platter, using basic willow weaving techniques to give you a real feel for the craft.

On Thursday and Saturday, make beautiful baskets with driftwood and cane using a random weave technique. Each basket is as unique as the driftwood.