Joe Gregory

Creative with Nature, 27 Rochdale Road, todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 7LA Biography


Hi my name is Joe Gregory I'm a willow sculptor and basket maker based in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

I have been weaving for approximetly 18 years, turning my hobby/obsession into a very rewarding career.

Developing my craft alongside work as a Forest School leader and Permaculture teacher I took the plunge in 2014 and rented a small high street shop in my home town. From these humble beginnings my business Creative with Nature has blossomed and willow has become the main activity of my business.

In 2020 I bought one of the oldest buildings on Todmorden high street, a large, locally much loved Georgian building with 3 large floors to grow the business into where I now run most of my classes. I still teach at a few other venues across the North West including the RHS and Yorkshire Sculpture Park and I regularly provide training and experience days to organisations, schools and charities.

My daughter runs The Willows Tea & Coffee House on the shop floor and I have my workshop and classroom for Creative with Nature on the first floor. 

I teach year round and you can see all my courses as well as sign up to my newsletter on my website.


  • Basketry
  • Contemporary
  • Garden Structures
  • Hedgerow
  • Living Willow
  • Natural Fibres
  • Rush (Basketry)
  • Traditional
  • Willow (Basketry)
  • Willow Sculpture