This is a course for people how have either made a basket at some point before, or who have a fair amount of experience and confidence in craft.
About this course and kit
We're delighted to announce that our square log basket course and kit has finally arrived! In this unique course and kit, expert weaver Mollie McMillen will take you through the entire square basketmaking process. You'll learn to make a square base, how to put on uprights, how to weave an English rand on the sides and how to lay a square border - including a special technique for weaving square corners. Finally you'll learn to make traditional twisted handles, which are very strong and look fantastic.
The course includes more that 3.5 hours of expert instruction and all the materials you need will be delivered to your door. The final basket measures 20 inches long by 14 inches wide - the perfect size for logs, picnics or using for storage. Check out the trailer above.
We are now able to ship to the EU - see below for details.
Who is this course for?
What's included in the course and kit?
In the kit you will receive:
- Three large bundles of high-quality willow weaving rods – all sustainably grown in Somerset.
- A soaking bag - your willow will need to be soaked for a couple of hours before you weave it - full instructions are included.
The course includes:
- Over three hours of expert instruction with leading basketmaker and teacher
- You can access the course from any device by logging into our website (we will provide you with login details after purchase).
- Our courses are produced by our BAFTA-winning team of filmmakers which means
they are clearly presented and well thought out.
- Students are taught the right information at the right time, which means they get great results. Plus we are always on hand to answer questions.
How long does this basket take to make?
The can be made in four sessions of approximately 1.5 hours each.
What else do I need?
We design all our courses so that they require absolutely minimal
tools. To do this course you will need:
- A pair of secateurs
- An old screwdriver to help make gaps in the weave.
- A few more items that can be found in any home (tea towels, large chopping board)
Can I give this course as a gift?
Our courses make wonderful presents for loved ones. In order to gift one, simply buy the course yourself.
You can choose to have the kit delivered either to yourself or the gift recipient.
We will then send you a unique course access link via email. You can send this to your loved one when you are ready.
All our kits can be stored indefinitely so you can buy now and give the gift later.
Buy more than one kit and get 20% off!
Our courses are lovely to go with friends or family. If you want to buy more than one copy of the course, or if you want this course and another of our courses, you get an automatic 20% off at checkout!
After purchase, we will email you a unique access link for each member of your group. All you need to do is forward one of these on to each student. EASY PEASY!
If you would like 5 kits or more, send us an email and we will offer you a
UK and EU Shipping
UK shipping takes 2-4 business days and costs £2.90
EU Shipping costs around 8-10 Euros (exact amount calculated at checkout).
EU shipping is conducted via Parcel Force and takes 3-5 days.
On orders under 150 euros, customers will be charged EU taxes (19%) at checkout. On orders over 150 euros customers will be contacted to pay via the courier (this is a simple process).
EU customers WILL NOT be charged UK VAT (20%) at checkout so overall they will actually pay less tax!
What our customers are saying:
Learn to weave a square base and attach the uprights.
Learn spiral-pattern English randing for the sides.
Finish off with a square border and traditional twisted handles.
How do I watch the course?
The course is online so you can access it from your laptop, phone, tablet or any other device whenever you like. If you're on your mobile or tablet you can also watch it via our app, which is called Teachable.
How long do I have access for?
When you buy one of our courses you get lifetime access, which means you can watch it whenever you want and as many times as you want in future. This means you will always retain your new knowledge and skills.
How can I ask questions and get additional help during the course?
Our team are always on hand via phone and email to help with any questions you may have. You can also book a video call with us if you want additional support with your project.
How long can I store the kit for?
Our kits can be stored indefinitely so you can keep them as long as you like and weave them when you are ready.
What if I'm unhappy with the course, or I feel it's the wrong skill level for me?
If you are unsatisfied with your course in any way, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a refund. Our courses are also transferrable, which means that if you don't feel you have bought the right one for your skill level, we will advise you and then transfer you to the right product. We love helping our clients and we work closely with them to make sure they have the best possible experience with us.
How big is the basket?
The basket will be 20 inches long, 14 inches wide and about 10 inches high. This is the perfect size to make it doable at home but big enough for logs.