Children will enjoy making and playing in wigwams, domes and tunnels. More advanced projects, suitable for adults, include fences, chairs and arbours. Jon Warnes discusses the tools you need, planting the willow, joining, grafting and weaving in detail, and includes other makers' work in different styles to inspire you to create your own designs.
Jon Warnes developed a keen interest in working with wood after volunteering to do some coppicing work in the early nineties. Since then he has developed his woodland craft skills and he now runs regular rustic furniture courses at the Centre of Alternative Technology in Mid Wales, the the Green Wood Trust in Shropshire. He also runs living willow courses which include demonstrations on how to make living willow chairs.