How To Weave A Willow Basket With Rachel Hutton

We have now launched our first online course! Hosted by Vimeo please follow this link to make a beautiful basket with Rachel Hutton. Filmed from 3 different angles this comprehensive tutorial is great for those wanting to learn how to make a basket. The video can be gifted so why not treat that special person… or maybe just yourself.

Watch the trailer here.

Make a beautiful willow basket

In this comprehensive video tutorial you’ll learn how to make a stunning willow basket with willow base. The sections contain detailed instructions on;

Making the base, Inserting side stakes / Pricking up, Upsetting, Siding weave, Bordering and Finishing off.

You will be shown how to rectify mistakes and learn techniques that make willow weaving simple. By the end of the video you will be weaving a base, using a French Rand weave and trimming like an expert! You should also be the proud owner of a beautiful willow basket.

Online tutorial - Make a willow basket

Watch the trailer

Priced at £54.86 exc. VAT (US$69.50), this online video is a fantastic introduction to weaving with willow. You can even gift the tutorial. Please be aware that after purchasing, once you click the button to watch the video, your 30 day rental period will begin.

Willow packs have been specifically designed to accompany the video. Each pack contains enough willow for 2 baskets plus plenty of spares!

View our special willow packs

View the other specialist kits which have been put together to accompany the tutorial.

Online tutorial - Wooden basket base

Buy a beautiful wooden basketry base from our range.

Soaking Times & Tools

Please be aware that the willow will need soaking before weaving. Read our soaking guide for brown & steamed willow or our soaking guide for buff willow  Individual, handmade specialist tools also stocked. Happy weaving!


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