Everyone needs a teepee...

Surely everyone needs a teepee in their lives?! Sure we can kid ourselves and say it's for the children, but really there is a big kid in all of us that still gets excited and thrilled when you see the telltale ash poles of a teepee saluting at the sky, and the idea in general of a cosy den - a little place to hide away and play in.

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Imogen Radford
Roll Up! Roll Up! Come and See Our Willowy Wonders!

It took two weeks of prep; cutting, sorting, loading willow, measuring, sawing, constructing, thatching, tweaking, weaving, ramming, hanging, perfecting.

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What a Difference a Week Makes

It's all change and waking up time in the willows at the moment. The good weather has boosted the energy levels here and the lime green leaves are well and truly on their way, unfolding and presenting proudly their waxy and vibrant skin. 

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Restoring Light and Privacy

I've just spent a little over a week in the one of the quietest villages I have ever had the pleasure of working in.

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And the winner is...

My brother, Tim, is annoying in many ways. Believe me - I've had 27 years of having to put up with him! He's also annoyingly good at three things in particular; weaving, hedge laying and barrel rolling.

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The Harry Potter Tree

In January of 2017 WonderWood Oxfordshire was comissioned to weave a circular fence around the magnificent 'Harry Potter Tree' at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. 

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Hurrah for hedges!

Hedgerows are an ancient form of field boundary which traditionally served the purpose of keeping stock in whilst providing them with shelter from the elements. Left to their own devices, hedges would grow and become similar to a line of trees.

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#IntheWillows

The willow field. It’s where it all begins; the beginning of every job, the beginning of every week – even my first day working for WonderWood began in the willows.

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