R. Goodwin & Son

Growers and suppliers of Willow for Biomass, Cricket Bats, Basketry, Bio-Engineering. Amenity Planting & Foliage. Specialists in Arable Coppice.


Willow Workshops

If you would like to attend a willow workshop please contact either Jo Hammond by e-mail at jo.twigweave.hammond@btinternet.com or by phone 01473327646 or Debbie Hart by e-mail DJH@writtle.ac.uk or by landline 01376324364 or mobile 07909521511. A short biography of these tutors follows.

Jo Hammond has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, which shows itself in her feel for simple rhythmic designs. Other qualifications include a City & Guilds 7307 Teachers' certificate and a certificate in Countryside and Heritage Interpretation.

Jo took up basketry more than 12 years ago when the gift of a book opened her eyes to the weaving materials that surrounded her home.

Teaching and demonstrating for over 10 years, Jo has worked with a variety of organisations including the Field Studies Council, Suffolk College, The RHS and the Woodland Trust. As a tutor she shows patience and enthusiasm and offers plenty of hands-on help. Jo has her own website at www.johammond.net click on the link or visit our links page.

Debbie Hart is a horticulturalist at a local College for the past 20 years and is involved in many of the arts projects that take place both within and outside the college.

Debbie has been constructing willow features for approximately 10 years and her work involves school workshops, courses for adults in colleges and at private gardens, constructing items such as in situ fencing, living willow tunnels, bowers and bespoke pieces as requested. Deb has her own website at www.debhart.co.uk click on the link or visit our links page.

Examples of work by course tutor Debbie Hart:


Coffins Fence Tunnel Seat writtle


Examples of work by course tutor Jo Hammond:


Ashmans basket Flower basket Hares Willow ball


Photos of previous courses in action:






Andy with trugSue making a dragonMaxine with her plant climberMaxine with arbourKay trimming a panelKaren inside her plant climberJenny with her chickenJan making a reindeerDawn making a pigChristine with trug


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