Mull Willow offers the unique opportunity to have a go at learning a traditional skill that was once an important part of crofting life. Willows were grown on every croft. At Mull Willow we grow many varieties of this wonderful crop, without the use of artificial pesticides or fertilisers. In the winter months we plant and harvest the willow, cutting everything by hand. In the holiday season we open up the croft, so that people can join us on short courses. Come and make willow and hazel stools, willow teepee bird boxes, or traditional plank-based baskets.
There’s a wood burning stove in the workshop for when it’s chilly, and plenty of seating outside. On all of our courses, lunch is provided at a simple rustic wooden bar in the workshop – from large windows looking out to sea you can watch seals in the bay, wild geese, and buzzards circling overhead.
Suitable for all levels of ability and experience!