East Newtown Farm Newtown Morpeth Northumberland NE65 7NN
I started growing biomass willow at several locations in Yorkshire in the early 1990s. I soon moved on to growing ornamental willows with beautiful summer foliage and colourful stems that enhanced the winter landscape. It was a natural progression to grow willows for basketry and explore the uses of the willow rods. Shortly after moving to Northumberland in 2005, I took a basket making class with Liz Balfour. The class was an introduction to a fascinating hobby. In January 2007 the Northumbria Basketry group was formed, and I have been involved with its development over the years. Commissions accepted. For more information about items in the gallery, click on the image.