To make a 12” (30cm) diameter and 2” (4cm) depth willow wreath/hoop, we would recommend using 7ft Brown or Green Willow. Brown (dry) willow will need 7 days soaking to make it pliable enough to weave. Green fresh cut willow can be used straight away, but will shrink a little as it dries. This could make your wreath a little loose.
You will need approx 10-15 rods per wreath depending on your style of making. Some people might opt to use 6ft willow as it is a little easier to handle, but you will need more rods to make the same thickness of wreath.
- 1kg 7ft Brown Willow £ 3.60 approx. 40 rods = 3-4 wreaths
- 1kg 7ft Green Willow £ 3.60 approx. 20 rods = 1-2 wreaths
See our soaking leaflet for advice on soaking willow.