There comes a time to slow down, for simple living, to make and mend. There comes a time to attune to the rhythm of your hands, the swish, swish, swish of the willow moving through them. There comes a time to cut the stick and a time leave them to dry. There comes a time to concentrate on only one thing and get lost in the endless repetition. And then there is a basket, wobbly and new, made from your own two hands. This is what I do, this is what I live, this is what I teach. If you would like to learn from me I have a free online course for beginners to get you started.

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image of cutting willow during basket making by Hanna Van Aelst


ALL WORKSHOPS ARE STARTING AGAIN FROM SEPTEMBER ONWARDS. NEW DATES ARE ADDED. WE WILL ABIDE BY GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES. The workshops are relaxing, full of fun and cover a range of basket weaving techniques. They offer space to allow yourself to

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shopping basket by hannaVan Aelst


All items are handmade and will vary slightly in shape and size. All items are made from willow we grow ourselves. Colours will vary according to availability. All colours are natural and come from different bark colours on the different

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