You can purchase willow for weaving from willow suppliers in the Somerset levels. I get mine from Musgroves or PH Coate.
The withies come in different lengths & you buy them per kg. I wont go into the different types of willow in this post as it's a bit too in depth. There is choice though! Get in touch if you want some advice. I will write about it in another post.
You then soak the willow you will be weaving for the relevant amount of time. Once soaked you wrap it in a damp cloth to mellow, normally for the same amount of time it took to soak. Then it is ready to weave!
Hmmmm or maybe he was a bit pesked from being trapped in a bundle of willow in my living room.
It's time to set down the border. There are many different types of border, the simplest, for example, is called a 3 rod wale. When you've finished the border you can take out the handle liners.