Hello and welcome to The Coddiwomplers. We are Stuart and Emma and we are willow weavers and teachers based in South Norfolk. We both make a range of willow baskets and crafts to sell using willow from Somerset as well as locally coppiced willow and hazel.
Coddiwomple means 'to travel in a purposeful manner towards an as-yet unknown destination' which sums up many of our walks and various adventures through life. Having spent more than 20 years as primary school teachers, we are now following our passion to be willow weavers and we can't wait to see where this adventure takes us.
I caught the willow bug when I made my first willow basket on a course 15 years ago. As soon as I started making that first basket, I knew I had found my thing! I continued practising and developing my basketry skills and soon I was selling my baskets at craft fairs. Having spent the last two decades as a Primary School teacher, I now split my week between being a Forest School teacher and a basket maker.
I have been a primary school teacher for over 20 years with a passion for the Arts. I have explored various arts and crafts over the years and recently came to willow weaving when I partnered up with Fidler. At first I was his apprentice but now I am a fully fledged member of the team and loving getting to spend more and more time weaving.