• The Willow Fruit Basket Course and Kit

    Learn to weave this traditional willow fruit basket with leading basketmaker Amanda Rayner. Buy two or more and get 20% off

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    The Willow Fruit Basket

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About this course and kit

Looking for a quick basketry project but not sure where to get everything you'll need to get started? This course and kit bundle is perfect for you. Place your order and you'll get lifetime access to our online course - The Fruit Basket and all the materials you'll need will be delivered straight to your door! This kit is great for beginners (it takes 1-2 hours to weave) and also makes a fantastic present for a loved one who wants to learn to do something with their hands.

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

What's included in the kit?

In the kit you will receive:
  • A bundle of about 90 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

Meet your teacher

This course has been specially designed as a perfect beginner project by renowned 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

"I found the course excellent. Not only was the instruction clear and easy to follow, the videos are beautiful and relaxing to watch. I can't wait to dive into more!"

Nicole. M.

"I'm a beginner and there's nowhere near me where I can do lessons so I decided to try this. Amanda is such a good teacher and I'm now ready to try more complicated projects."

Skye T.

What our customers are saying "I was worried I wouldn't understand the techniques because I've never thought of myself as being very practical, but the course is so well done and because it's video you can rewatch if you don't get it the first time."

Andrew C.

"I wanted to make present for my mum and decided to try this course... mission accomplished."

Miriam H.

More feedback from our students

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. This series of basketry courses will give you the skills you need to start designing your own unique projects. Baskets make wonderful presents. 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 for a quick, fun basketry project where everything is included. It has been specially produced by our team of BAFTA and EMMY-winning filmmakers. The fruit basket will take a couple of hours to make, perfect for an easy weekend afternoon.

What do you need?

Your willow will be delivered to you door. Other than that you just need a pair of secateurs, that's it!

Lesson Plan

Introduction

1. Introduction (1:14)

2. Willow (4:25)

3. Preparation and tools (4:17)

Weaving The Fruit Basket

4. The slath (6:07)

5. Weaving the base (16:54)

6. The upset (8:12)

7. Weaving the sides (13:55)

8. Weaving the border (10:56)

Finishing the fruit basket

9. Finishing the border (4:03)

10. Finishing the basket (4:07)

11. Support and frequently asked questions

Pricing

Choose the course only, or the course and kit

The Fruit Basket - Online Course only – £67
The Fruit Basket - Online Course and Kit – £97

Get 20% off when you buy more than one kit

Course FAQs

When does the course start?

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The course is online and you can access it at your own pace whenever you like, and rewatch it as many times as you like. Your willow supplies will be delivered within 2-3 days.

How do I watch the course?

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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?

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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?

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At the moment we can only deliver kits within the UK, the online course can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

What if I'm unhappy with the course?

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We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase in any way, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full 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.

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