Weaving with families
One of the things I love the most about being a willow coffin weaver is having the opportunity to work with the families. Supporting people to be involved in making the coffin of their deceased loved one is a true honour. Because I know that it almost always has long term positive benefits on the grief process.
Often I invite those coming to weave with me to bring photos of their loved one, stories, objects of significance. The time and space of working with our hands allows a peaceful environment to reflect, while feeling empowered by being physically involved in the funeral process.
Actions like helping make the coffin use to be the ordinary thing in western cultures, and still is practiced in many parts of the world.
“That was utterly healing - that day, that process and all that you enabled in it.
I wish this for everyone.” - Mary
What coffin or shroud would you like made for you? Or would you make for yourself? Perhaps you’ve already made yours?