To produce white willow, our highest quality green willow is freshly cut in winter and 'pitted' - left to stand in water until the sap rises in the spring.
Usually during May, the willow is stripped of its bark (without boiling) to leave a white colour rod underneath. To prevent yellowing, the willow has to be stripped, dried and then stored in a dark room in one day.
Soaking times for Black Maul white willow are the same as buff willow; approx 1-2 hours in cold water, then wrap in a damp blanket overnight to mellow.
If you purchased Austrian Grey white willow, this variety needs to be soaked and mellowed for longer. PLEASE READ THE SOAKING GUIDE for Austrian Grey
***The white willow now available to buy is Black Maul***
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