I do attend some (select) local markets and events with a selection of my baskets and other items for sale, however, I don’t keep a huge range of stock as I find that people very often want to commission a basket to their own exact requirements. I’m very happy to undertake commissions and will enjoy discussing with you the options and sizes available.
The images below are of the baskets I have produced in the past, they are intended to give an indication of the range. My baskets are mainly made in the English tradition but I also make celtic frame baskets (see below) and am enjoying making other useful and beautiful articles in willow for use in the garden and home that are not necessarily baskets. There is very little waste with basket making and many items are made from the off cuts. In fact, nothing is wasted, if I can’t make it into something it finds its way onto the fire to keep me warm.
NEW Inspired by Jenny Crisp’s book Willow
Celtic Baskets from £18 – £30
Celtic Frame Baskets are made over a frame of usually willow, in these baskets I have used other materials to contrast with the willow, some are all willow. These have Dogwood, apple wood, Ash and Bramble.
The baskets in this image, range from 5 inches to 9 inches diameter.
I now offer a three half day course on making the Celtic Frame Basket, see ‘workshops’ for details
Round Baskets with and without handles from £18 – £48
Round baskets include shoppers, log baskets, fruit baskets. All made with willow.
Skeps from £25 – £40
A very useful size and shape as useful in the playroom as on the allotment. Strong and durable all made from willow.
The Skeps in this image, range from 10 inches to 9 inches high.
Skeps and log baskets can be made with grab or integral handles (see right)
Traditional Flower Trugs 22″x 11″ and smaller – from £18
Log Baskets – various sizes, from £40 – the two on the left above are both 40cm high and 50cm diameter, these were for a commission and cost £48 each.
Log baskets can be made to the size of your choice, also available, square baskets, robust enough for logs that can be carried one handed, as below £35
Just what you need to avoid using plastic bags when you’re shopping, stylish, hand made and will last you a lifetime – from £25 for a Small Shopper
Small shopper above
large shopper (left) from £30
Commissioned; this basket was made from a number of locally grown willows £65
These popular baskets for gardeners have a divider to keep tools upright and seeds safe from wet mud, from £28, very popular basket!