Would you like to learn how to make baskets?

Have you found it hard to find someone to teach you?

Would you like to get really good and fluent in basket making techniques?

You finally found the right place….

I have been teaching for more then 10 years and during that time I have found that there is an easy pathway to teach basket making. So I developed a course in which I guide you in a structured, step by step way.

In the course BECOMING A BASKET MAKER, I bring you from being a complete beginner to a confident basket maker.

The course consists of 5 Projects:

1. Easy round basket

2. Round shopping basket

3. Log basket

4. Skibs ( traditional Irish potato basket) in 3 sizes.

5. ‘Belly’ basket, or round bottomed basket

Each project consists of a series of video tutorials. Each video shows a new technique and in it I explain what I do, how and why.

Each project builds up in difficulty and skill level.

Techniques discussed are: 5 different rod borders, 3 types of wale, 3 ways of randing, handles (shopping handle, rod handles, raised handles), adding foot borders, shaping a basket etc.

You will get:

Unlimited access to all video’s forever so you can go back and look at a certain technique over and over again.

-Unlimited access to me as tutor through email and Facebook.

-Regular Facebook live sessions where you can ask questions and interact with me or where I will show extra information if needed.

-A private Facebook group only for participants in the course where you can share your work, interact with other participants, ask questions and lots more.

– A printable worksheet with the ‘recipe’ for each project.

-You can work through the course at your own pace. There is no time limit. You can go as fast or as slow as you want.

No overwhelm. New techniques are added slowly with each project so you get time to practice them before moving on to the next one.

You will need:

Tools: Secateurs, measuring tape at least. Maybe a bodkin, wrapping iron, knife.

Willow: Material is not included in the course. You will either have access to your own grown willow (or friends, ditches,..!) or find your local supplier. (if this is an issue, please get in touch as I might be able to help you out with that)

A place to soak your willow. This can be a bath, stream, tub, pipes, watering trough for animals, a hole in the ground lined with plastic, …. (anything that will hold willow that is between 3 and 6ft (120cm-180cm) long for about a week at the time)

Time to practice. Each project can take several hours (depending on each persons weaving stride) and will need to be repeated to gain full muscle memory knowledge.

– A laptop/tablet with internet connection to watch the video’s on.

This course has two payment options.

1. Full payment of €425.

2. Monthly payment of €90 for 5 months (total of €450)

You can select an option below, whichever suits best. Both courses are exactly the same.

I hope to see you in there!

€ 90
baskets on stairs for online course

Becoming a basket maker: round work (monthly payment)

This is an online video course for those wanting a deep grounding in basket making skills. I show you a wide range of techniques, building up our repertoire and increasing in difficulty with each project.

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€ 425
baskets on stairs for online course

Becoming a basket maker: round work (full payment)

This is an online video course for those wanting a deep grounding in basket making skills. I show you a wide range of techniques, building up our repertoire and increasing in difficulty with each project.

See more...


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.

Trish

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.

Anna

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.

Sandra

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.

Ian
round 'belly basket'