• How to Weave a Round Basket Base (Course Only)


About this course

In this free two-part course, Amanda will teach you how to weave a beautiful round basket base, which you can use as the foundation for a huge variety of baskets. The techniques you'll learn will form an excellent grounding for anyone who wants to get into basketry. This course is part of our larger premium Shopping Basket Course and Kit.

Here's a preview of what you'll learn to make:

What's included in this course?

This course has been specially produced by our team of BAFTA and EMMY-winning filmmakers.
You'll learn to:
basket weaving craft kit


basket weaving craft kit


basket weaving craft kit



Meet your teacher

This course has been specially designed by leading willow artist and basketmaker Amanda Rayner. Amanda weaves sculptures, installations, garden furniture and all manner of baskets from her workshop in south Wales. She has over 20 years of teaching experience and is extremely passionate about the healing power of weaving - and passing this ancient art on to the next generation.

Meet Amanda Rayner:

What our students are saying

"Loving the free course! Brilliant idea to try before you buy...I am completely taken with the willow basket making, Amanda Rayner is a wonderful teacher, very clear and enthusiastic."

Natasha S.

Why take up basketmaking?

Basketmaking requires almost no tools, can be done at home in your kitchen or garden and the raw material - willow rods - costs very little. Basket making can be hugely therapeutic. Its rhythmic, repetitive nature is great for relaxing your brain and unwinding from a stressful day. You’ll get a huge sense of satisfaction and pride as you watch your weaving build into a beautiful basket. It’s a lovely thing do on your own or with a group of friends. We teach basketry at MYOWN2HANDS.CO because it's something humans have done for almost all our time on earth. It feels very familiar and is wonderfully satisfying to learn.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for beginners looking to learn a wide variety of basketry techniques. The shopping basket will take around half a day to make, perfect for a peaceful Sunday.

What do you need?

A bundle of about 140 high-quality willow weaving rods, a soaking bag (your willow will need to be soaked for a couple of hours before you weave it), a wire tie (which is used to tie the rods together and help the basket keep its shape during weaving), a pair of secateurs and an old screwdriver.

Lesson plan


How to Weave a Round Basket Base (Course Only) – Free

Course FAQs

When does the course start?


The course is online and you can access it at your own pace whenever you like.

How do I watch the course?


You can watch the course online through any browser. 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 from any device you own!

Can I take the course if I live outside the UK?


Yes! Our courses are available globally. however we can currently only ship kits to inside the UK.

What if I'm unhappy with the course?


If you are unsatisfied with your course in any way, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a refund.

Give this course as a gift

In order to gift one of our courses, simply buy the course yourself, then email us at hello@myown2hands.co to let us know the purchase is a gift. We'll send you a unique coupon code and access instructions that you can send on to your loved one.