BASKET MAKING HOW TO
You'll make this!
Basket making is an ancient practice within many cultures. Through millennia, baskets have been used for practical and decorative purposes - initially made from plant fibre localised to where they were made. Baskets can be made from many different materials.
Using the simple coiling technique I can teach you how to make your very own baskets from three main material sources: textiles (fabrics and old clothes, such as a pair of denim jeans), natural raffia, and the traditional way, through plants you cultivate yourself. No matter the material, basket making is a wonderful craft you will always enjoy - It's highly addictive!
What is basket coiling?
Basket coiling is the act of wrapping (coiling in fact!) a material around a central core. This core we call a starter circle. To wrap the material you will use a stitching technique, which there are many. I will show you a range of techniques, and how each gives a different look.
Below are some helpful step-by-step videos for you to help you start and finish a coiled basket. For further info on any of my popular basket-making courses, go here.