Willow trays

We ran two workshops to make a willow tray last weekend.  The tray is based on the traditional method for making a basket called the 'stake and strand' method.  In order to finish it in a day, we made trays (so low sides) rather than baskets, but the method for a basket would have been identical, it would just have been necessary to keep weaving higher sides!  There was a variety of types of willow available to use which resulted in different coloured stripes in the trays, which was very effective.  There's a few images from the two workshops below.