Basketmaking

Weaving with our homegrown willow

The history of basket making in Britain can be traced back to the Iron Age. It is described as one of the oldest skills known to mankind, predating those of both pottery and textile weaving. Historically, baskets were made for a purpose. They were created to be functional containers, using locally sourced material, meeting the need of early man to carry anything from goods to bodies. Whilst many baskets were skilful objects of beauty, they were made to use. For example, the purpose of the Welsh Cyntell was to gather fodder/potatoes from the field; the Irish Skib was made to strain and serve potatoes; and the Penclawdd Cockle Basket was made to gather/sell cockles collected from the beach.

Willow Plant Pot Cover

Plant Pot Cover

Willow Weaving

Bread in a Proving Basket

Bread in a Proving Basket

Hybrid Workshop

Zarzo Basket

Zarzo Basket

Beginners Basket

Willow Bird Feeder

Willow Bird Feeder

Easy Weaving

Zarzo and Pastries

Mini Zarzo Basket with Chocolate Truffles

Hybrid Workshop

Zarzo and Pastries

Pastries on a Willow Zarzo Tray

Deliciously Festive

Willow Wreath

Willow Wreath

Naturally Decorative

Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase

Floral Arrangement in a Willow Vase

Hybrid Workshop

Willow Obelisk

Willow Garden Obelisk

Garden Structures

Basketmaking Tutors

Clare Revera
Clare Revera
Gill Jones Willow
Gill Jones
Dirk Drjiver
Dirk Drijver