Traditional Willow Creels



Traditional Willow Creels

Willow creels were an important part of crofting life. Used for carrying virtually everything ... peats, seaweed, potatoes, manure... Many crofters made their own creels in the winter from carefully protected willow trees. I make my creels to a traditional Hebridean size and design. They are 15" deep.


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Instructions for making a Traditional Creel 

This document is a record of the techniques used by Donald Macarthur of Shawbost, Isle of Lewis as taught to students at his creel making classes at Uig.

Uig and Bernera Learning Association, with aid from the Gaelic Education Fund, commissioned me to record Donald's teachings.

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