Helena Golden

Willow Woman

Helena creates traditional hand woven baskets and unique home-ware items using sustainably grown willow.

Located close to Carrick on Shannon, along the banks of the Shannon Blueway and within a short drive of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and the Wild Atlantic Way.  Helena draws inspiration from her idyllic Leitrim roots.

The Willow Woman delivers workshops, both online and in-person, giving participants the skills to weave their own practical and decorative home-ware such as bread baskets, blackberry baskets, bird feeders, garden obelisks and plant pots.

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Listen to my Ocean FM interview with John Murray where we chat willow weaving and the BIG career change that brought me to this wonderful world of basketry.