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  • The Shopping Basket - online course and kit

    Learn to weave this beautiful basket - at home in one afternoon!

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About this course and kit

This course and kit contains everything you need to weave your own traditional willow shopping basket, and it has been specially designed so that you can learn at home in your own time! Students get lifetime access to our 2.5-hour online basketry course, which is produced by our BAFTA-winning team, plus all the materials you need will be delivered straight to your door. This course and kit is the perfect introduction to this wonderful ancient craft and by the end you’ll be able to make a variety of round baskets in any size you like. Experience the joy and satisfaction of learning to weave a beautiful basket that you can use every day.

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

Price: £87

Including tax and free shipping

Basketry is a wonderful thing to do with loved ones. Buy more than one kit and get 20% off!

What our students are saying

"My basket was such a joy to make and I feel joy every time I look at it. I got completely lost in the weaving and had to be put to bed like a toddler at the end of the day."

Helen Morgan

"Learning basketry felt deeply comforting and familiar. I love the fact that it's all done with natural materials and it was so empowering when I realised, "I can do this!" The course really nourished my soul and helped my tired brain to rest. "

Clare Gittoes

"Booking time away for a course isn't viable for me so I loved the fact I could do this at home in my own time when the kids were in bed - and keep the videos forever. When you have lots of responsibilities you feel like you're missing out on things so it was a perfect fit for me."

Carrie B.

"My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the basketmaking course with Amanda. Very easy to follow thanks to clear instructions and explanations. We each made a beautiful basket which we were delighted with."

Louise via email

"I have loved my basketmaking kit! It's something I've always wanted to try and having the video and resources to complete it at home in my own time has made it happen. It's such a great idea to offer this kind of learning. Thank you!

Samantha Humphries via email

Skill level

This course is suitable for beginners who want a good grounding in all the basic techniques of basketry.

How long will the basket take to make?

You can do the shopping basket course in one afternoon, or break it up into two or three shorter sessions.

What tools do I need?

The only tools you need are a pair of secateurs and an old screwdriver - that's it!

What's included in the kit?

In the kit you will receive:
  • 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 - full instructions are included.
  • A wire tie, which is used to tie the rods together and help the basket keep its shape during weaving.
  • Orders are shipped the next working day by 48 hour courier.
  • REGRETTABLY WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO DELIVER TO NORTHERN IRELAND - NI customers please buy the 'course only' product and we will help arrange willow delivery from a reputable supplier there.

Want more info or to talk through the options?

Don't hesitate to give us a call on 07958355781

Give this course as a gift

Our courses make wonderful presents. In order to gift one, simply buy the course yourself, then email us at hello@myown2hands.co to let us know the purchase is a gift. We will then enrol your recipient in the online course at a time of your choosing. You can choose to have the kit delivered either to yourself or the recipient.

Why learn from home?

Learning a new craft is amazing for our brains and our wellbeing, but we often find it too daunting and time-consuming to get started. With our specially-designed craft projects you can have everything you need delivered to your door with a couple of clicks and fit your creativity in around your other committments.

Can I do the course with a group?

Absolutely! Basketry has always been a communal activity and is a wonderful way to spend quality time with friends and family. But it's often difficult to organise your group to attend courses that are far away and only scheduled for certain days. With out kits you can craft and learn together at home on a day that suits you. Order multiple kits and you even get 20% off! For groups of more than five, call us on 07958355781 or email us at hello@myown2hands.co for a special price.

Course lesson plan

Introduction

1. The shopping basket (1:49)

2. An introduction to willow (4:25)

3. Preparing the willow for weaving (2:53)

4. Tools (1:26)

Weaving the base

5. The slath (4:54)

6. Weaving the base (18:02)

Weaving the sides

7. Putting on the upset (7:19)

8. The three rod wale (14:14)

9. French randing part 1 (9:20)

10. Completing the French randing (5:45)

11. The top three rod wale (7:40)

Finishing the basket

12. Weaving the border (11:04)

13. Finishing the border (5:37)

14. Fitting the handle bow (11:26)

15. Finishing the handle (15:48)

Course FAQs

How do I watch the course?

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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?

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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?

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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.

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

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

How long will it take for my kit to arrive?

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We mail our kits out the next working day Via 48 hour courier, though delivery times can vary a bit. Please get your order in by 5pm the previous day to ensure it gets sent out the following day.

What if I'm unhappy with the course?

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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.

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