I used to be a swimmer and I feel there's a real link between swimming and working with willow. I get totally immersed; there's something slightly obsessive in both. When I was young I used to dream I was swimming down the road, now I dream I am weaving.
Environmentalist Roger Deakin, author of 'Waterlog' has been a big inspiration. His quest was to swim wild throughout Britain chimes with my instinctive read full statement