Go Wild With Weaving

Go Wild With Weaving is a small operation, based in Golden Bay, New Zealand.  2022 will be the ninth event, offering fourteen two-day weaving courses encouraging newcomers and experienced folk to come along, learn new weaving skills, meet new people and have fun.  The 2022 event will be in April, exact dates and programme are being finalised.

If you have any questions or want to register your interest for 2022 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, on 
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November 2021


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


Weaving a Garlic Basket

Also, at Selwyn Community College on Saturday, 11th September 2021, 10 AM - 4 PM I am teaching a one day course on weaving a cane garlic basket.

Creating a Decorative Stone

At Selwyn Community College on Sunday 12th September 2021, 9.30-4.30, I am teaching a one day course on creating a gorgeous decorative stone.  Sometimes this is called Rock Wrapping, sometimes Stone Embellishing, and sometimes Looping.  It is an absorbing hobby using beach or river stones and colourful waxed thread.


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

We make baskets on commission

Dog baskets, washing baskets, trays, waste paper baskets........We are very happy to make a basket to suit your particular 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.

Weaving Course in Taranaki

Create a magical driftwood and cane basket using a random-weave technique.

This course is being sponsored by the “ from out of the blue studio gallery”  as part of the gallery’s community outreach initiative to generate new learning opportunities in South Taranaki.

The course takes place on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th June, from 9-4.30.

Please text Viv on 021 407 424 and/or go to the website for more details and to register.