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Welcome to Wheatcroftwillow

Rachel Evans is a basketmaker based in the Staffordshire Moorlands. She has been making willow baskets since 1992, starting as a hobby and then set up her business Wheatcroftwillow in 2008. She makes making traditional willow baskets and teaches basketry as well as running workshops with community groups to create all kinds of willow art.

She can;

• Work to commission to make bespoke baskets or sculptures.

• Deliver courses in willow basketmaking and willow crafts.

•  Deliver workshops in willow arts to community groups and school groups.


Rachel is based in North Staffordshire, in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands, but will travel to surrounding counties, Derbyshire, the southern Peak District, Cheshire and parts of Leicestershire.  The materials she uses are sourced from Staffordshire and Derbyshire whenever possible and always from the UK.


Rachel Evans has over 20 years experience of working with community groups, schools and youth groups in the outdoors and on environmental issues. She  conducts risk assessments for all activities and is insured for public liability up to £5 million.

Come and see Rachel and Martin of Wood and Willow in their Open Workshop and buy their work at Froghall Wharf, Staffordshire on these dates. We are open on other dates in the week but just check before you travel

Saturday 18th May. 10-4

© 2014- 2018  Wheatcroft Willow by Rachel Evans - Basketmaker & Willow Artist