The Oval Market Basket - Course and Kit

Learn to weave this beautiful oval-work willow basket with leather handles - with leading basketmaker and teacher Mollie McMillen.

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£89.00 Regular price £127.00
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About this course and kit

Oval-shaped baskets are particularly beautiful and learning to make them is an important part of the journey for any weaver. In this exclusive course we've teamed up with leading basketmaker Mollie McMillen. Mollie will teach you how to tackle an oval-shaped base, how to weave a beautiful cable-pattern double French rand on the sides of the basket, and how to attach a pair of perfect leather handles. These will make your basket super-comfy to carry every day.

This course includes more that 3.5 hours of expert instruction and you can choose to make your final project in either the small size (15 inches long) or the large size (20 inches long). Check out the trailer above.

We are now able to ship to the EU! See below for details.

Who is this course for?

This is an beginner to intermediate course for people how have either made a basket at some point before, or who have a fair ammount of experience and confidence in craft.

What's included in the course and kit?

In the kit you will receive:

  • Two large bundles of high-quality willow weaving rods – all sustainably grown in Somerset. (This includes enough to make either the large size or the small size, plus quit a bit left over!)
  • A pair of leather handles plus leather thongs for attaching them. (This is super easy and fun to do and no stitching is required.)
  • 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
    Mollie McMillen.
  • 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 basket can be made in three sessions of approximately 1.5 hours each. The smaller basket will take slightly less time.

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 craft knife

That’s it!

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

Buy more than one and get 20% off!

Our kits are lovely to do with friends or family, plus buy more than one and you'll get 20% off!

If you would like more than one kit, just select the number you would like 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
special price!

UK and international shipping

UK shipping takes 2-4 business days and costs £2.90

EU Shipping costs around 8 -10 euros (exact amount calculated at checkout).

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...

"The course was fantastic. There are lots of new concepts in it but Mollie is a brilliant teacher and has really helped me get to the next level!" Fiona M. via Email
"The level of this course is really well pitched for the confident beginner, it's a bit more challenging but totally doable and very enjoyable." Laura D. via email

Learn to make either the large version (20 inches long)

Or the small version (15 inches long).The kit contains enough materials to make either size.

Course FAQs

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?

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.