Pole Lathe work with willow

Whilst volunteering with the BTCV in Cumbria in 1995 I had chance to go on a green wood working course. I made a small Ash stool on a pole lathe with willow seat.  It was the first time I’d worked with willow and I was really struck by the soft muted colours, refreshing smell of wet willow when worked and amazing supple to solid properties once it dries out and is woven together.

Green wood willow stool

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