Peter Dibble – Willow basket maker

I’ve been a full time basket maker since 1997. I originally came to the trade through my father-in-law Will Berry who was a basket maker near Halesworth in Suffolk. I still manage the willow bed he planted out which is a very rewarding part of my work.

Growing my own willow

I grow a large amount of my own willow and each winter I harvest and then sort them into various heights ready for use in baskets and fences.