My name is Sophie, I set up Travelling Weaver at my home in rural South Shropshire, to create traditional and contemporary willow baskets inspired by organic forms and the colours, textures and patterns within nature.
I have a background in Social Anthropology and I am interested in how basketry is used across the world. I use mixed media with willow including ceramics, leather and wood. I welcome both public and private commissions in willow.
As well as creating bespoke handmade willow products, I run basketry and willow craft workshops for all ages and groups. I am particularly interested in how weaving can be used for therapeutic benefit. I was a nurse and I believe that exploration of basketry and willow crafts can enhance people’s quality of life, particularly when they are facing health problems or personal difficulty.