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.
Celtic Baskets from £18 – £25
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.
Round Baskets without handles from £18 – £22.50
These are all very different, mostly made on an 8 and a half inch base, but not exclusively so. All made with willow.
Skeps from £25 – £28
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.
Oval Shoppers from £25 – £32
Useful for shopping and gardening. All made from willow.
The baskets in this image, range from 6 inches to 9 inches high, they can be made in a range of sizes.
Traditional Flower Trugs 22″x 11″ and smaller – from £18
Log Baskets – various sizes, from £40 – the two on the left are both 40cm high and 50cm diameter, these were for a commission and cost £48 each.