Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

On-site Makers

 

Yanina Stockings

 
A little about me:.....

I create one off willow sculptures and baskets from driftwood, found wood and sustainably sourced cut wood from the management of local woodlands . I grew up in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by the ancient Caledonian pine forest, much of my inspiration is gained from time spent in woodlands and other natural wild places . In 1996 I moved down to Bournemouth to study heathland and lowland conservation. After graduating from Bournemouth University I worked on Dorset's heathlands where much of the habitat management includes the control of willow which was where my interest in willow weaving began . In 2009 I trained as a teacher at Southampton University and I now run many varied willow workshops from willow bird feeders to artistic and shopping baskets, making the ancient rural craft of willow weaving accessable to everyone.

 

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