How to select the right willow for your project? There are 2 options:
- Model your willow on a basket you have available as an example either in real life or from a picture.
- Imagine your finished project. Specifically think about what thickness of the willow in the border of your basket will need to be. This will be different depending on the size etc. Once you have a rough idea about that we will work our way back from there. We will need about 20cm for a border. Then add the height of the basket. Plus, 5cm or so to push the willow into the base. Look at one rod in your bundle that would fulfil those criteria. Once you have found one, find 24 more of the same thickness. (one extra just in case, always!)
Your base sticks will be slightly thicker then the buts of the uprights. Your weavers will be thinner then your uprights. We will need some extra thin weavers for starting in the base.