Willow & Hare Country Crafts is the creation of Dee Park, here is her story of how Willow & Hare Country Crafts started..
As a lifetime crafter my focus gained a unique and privileged perspective when I swapped my hectic professional city life to become a dairy farmer's wife in rural Lancashire.
At the farm we have a plentiful natural resources and an appreciation of age old techniques and traditions. I enjoy the can do/lets see if we can make it attitude which my husband endorses and as I understand is the stalwart of many a farmer.
Upon living at the farm, my crafting developed into a love of using nature to create something beautiful. For example, working with willow from our hedgerows to make wreaths, using the wheat from our fields to make wheatsheafs and using blackberries (again from our hedgerows) to make the most delicious jam.
These are just some of the examples of crafts throughout the months and seasons. An appreciation of nature and all she brings.
There's a story and a craft to many of the products I make; my learning of which I am delighted to share with you through our welcoming workshops either held at carefully selected locations or our farmhouse table which itself was made from oak felled and crafted at the farm.