Willow is a type of wood that is derived from the Willow tree, a deciduous tree that is found in cold temperate regions in the northern hemisphere.
Willow has been utilised since ancient times when it was used to make basic crafts such as baskets, fish traps, fences and housing. Thin or split willow rods can also be woven into wicker. Willow is now used in the manufacture of everything from homewares and furniture, to cricket bats and rope.
Properties and qualities
Willow is a tough and durable material. It is also relatively pliable, meaning it is unlikely to split and can be bent around sharp corners when making basketry.
How does it feel?
Willow is a hard material.
Willow can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. For best results, refer to the care instructions on your willow product.