Issy Wilkes – Willow with Roots

Oldfields Farm, Frith Common, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8JX Biography

 We are a mother-daughter partnership with a shared passion for combining traditional basket making and willow growing with innovative and unique design.


  As a basket maker and willow grower for the past 30 years, Jenny Crisp (the mother), brings a wealth of experience having devoted her career to mastering traditional willow weaving skills and techniques. Issy Wilkes (the daughter) on the other hand is trained in designing for theatre, festivals, and events, bringing a unique and imaginative approach to each project.  Together we’ve created Willow with Roots, a company steeped in heritage, devoted to high quality crafts(wo)manship, and unabashedly pushing the boundaries of what willow can do. 

  • Basketry
  • Contemporary
  • Garden Structures
  • Willow (Basketry)