Our launch for the online courses is now closed. I am closing all sales for a few weeks to focus attention on all those who signed up. I will reopen doors to BECOMING A BASKET MAKER course 1 & 2 on September 1st 2020.

Meanwhile you can find my free online course BASKET MAKING FOR BEGINNERS here: https://mailchi.mp/f4db64589ea5/basket-making-for-beginners

And I also have lots of easy to follow free content on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/c/HannaVanAelst/featured?view_as=subscriber

Have you always wanted to learn how to make a basket? But where to learn? Who to learn from? And what do you do when you can’t travel or have no teachers in your area?

You came to the right place….


My name is Hanna,

I am a basket maker and artist living in Tipperary, Ireland with my husband and 3 teenage children.

I have been making baskets for more then 15 years and over the years have build up a substantial teaching knowledge. As demand for my teaching increased my urge to start teaching online also grew. So I finally listened and developed my own program called BECOMING A BASKET MAKER. So now you can now learn how to make baskets from your own home, at your own pace, with me by your side.

In this program I have made 2 courses: Course 1, round work, and on July 1st I will launch Course 2, Oval work. To celebrate this I will be selling both courses at a reduced price and I am offering a special bundle price if you would like to sign up for both courses together.


round 'belly basket'


image of handmade shopping basket with flared sides by Hanna Van Aeslt
Shopping basket with flared sides by Hanna Van Aeslt

What previous participants are saying…..

I absolutely loved your online course. It definitely suited my lifestyle. There wasn’t any part of the course that I didn’t enjoy. All the challenges in your projects allowed me to build and incorporate learned skills into following projects. I loved being able to work in my own time and space with the knowledge that if I ran into difficulties in any area I could message you and get an almost immediate reply. It was my first online course, so I didn’t know what to expect, but I now consider it money very well spent. Your guidance, delivery, clarity and enthusiasm was excellent. The format easy to follow and I have unreservedly recommended your online course to anybody who has asked where I learned my weaving skills.


I’ve absolutely loved the course. Learning to weave has helped me through what has otherwise been a difficult year – so thank you!! The videos are excellent and clear and I also really liked your more philosophical points about practise and mistakes etc! I also really enjoyed the online format for sharing projects with other members, and the fact that I could go at my own pace and fit in the weaving around other plans. I think an added bonus to the online format is that it forced me to learn to manage my own willow – ordering, sorting, soaking – along the way, so I have learned skills that I may not have done through a conventional course.


I though it worked out perfectly and your vidoe’s were perfect. I love the angles of the cameras and how well you explained each step. I also liked how the course built upon itself.


I loved the course because there was always another project coming it made me pratice all the more. And the really good thing is that I have the videos to go back to forever. That is a real winner.

BECOMING A BASKET MAKER Course 1, round work.
BECOMING A BASKET MAKER Course 2, oval work.