Welcome to Lakeshore Willows

Lakeshore Willows, located in Wainfleet, Ontario, grows over 20 varieties of cultured willows. We sell a variety of willow products and handmade willow creations made by Lene. We offer various basketry workshops for weavers of all experience levels.  

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Basketry Workshops

Our workshops are taught by Lene Rasmussen at our willow farm located in the quaint town of Wainfleet, Ontario nestled on the shoreline of Lake Erie. 

We teach a variety of workshops to support weavers of all experience levels to develop their craft.  You will create your very own handmade basket to take home and enjoy for a life-time.  

We offer workshops for groups at our farm, at your house, or elsewhere. Please contact us to inquire.

Handmade Willow Creations 

Handmade baskets, bird feeders, and garden structures, made by Lene, are sold online and at select markets. 

Contact us to request a custom-made willow creation from Lene that can be picked up at the farm, or shipped to your location.

Willow for Sale

In the Spring, we sell dormant willow cuttings for propagation, as well as dormant rods/whips for the installment of living willow structures. 

The majority of our own homegrown basketry willow is used for Lene's own production and workshops. Occasionally we have a surplus of our dried willow for sale.  We do sell buff and white dried willow imported from Spain all year round.

  • Through Lakeshore Willows, which I established in 2007, I work to contribute to a developing interest across North America in willow and its many uses, participating in reintroducing a time-honoured craft. I have enjoyed learning from some of the finest willow basket makers from Denmark, Ireland and the United States and am continually seeking opportunities for learning new skills. I was born in Denmark and lived there most of my life. Now I am fortunate to be able to draw on that background as I can call a few very talented Danish willow artists my mentors.
    Lene Rasmussen

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