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

 

About this bundle

Do you want to learn to weave beautiful traditional baskets but not sure where to get your willow and other materials from? This course and kit bundle is perfect for you. Place your order now and you'll get lifetime access to Amanda Rayner's online course Weaving the Willow Bicycle Basket -

PLUS all the materials you'll need will be delivered straight to your door. Our kits are great for beginners and also make fantastic gifts for loved ones. For more info on how to gift this package, CLICK HERE.

What's included in the kit?

In the kit you will receive:

- A bundle of about 90 high-quality buff willow weaving rods.

- 200 fine brown willow rods to make the sides.

- A soaking bag - your brown willow will need to be soaked for a few days 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.

NON-UK MAINLAND CUSTOMERS: Before you buy - please contact us at [email protected] to get a quote on postage.

Meet Your New Teacher

This exclusive course has been designed by leading willow artist and basket-maker 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 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...

Jane Chapman used the course to make this fantastic bicycle basket, she said:

"I'm enjoying the course very much. The tutorials are really clear and easy to understand. I particularly like the fact that I can go back and watch different sections again if I'm not sure about something. I've learned a lot from making the basket and really enjoyed doing it!"

What our students are saying:


"I'd wanted to take up basketry for ages and finally had a bit of time to try it. This course teaches you all the core techniques and once you're finished you have the building blocks to start designing your own creations."

Antonia C. 


"The course was fantastic, I'm a convert! It was great watching my first basket take shape. Can't wait to try doing another one." 

Molly D.


What's included in this course?

This course has been specially produced by our team of BAFTA and EMMY-winning filmmakers.
You'll learn to:
Weave the D-shaped Base

Learn the special techniques to weave a D-shaped basket base, making the the basket the right shape for attaching it to the handle bars.

Master the slewing weave

Learn how to do this gorgeous multifaceted slewing weave. You'll also start learning how to prepare and weave different types and colours of willow.

Go on to weave a willow backback

Use the skills you've learned in this course to weave other projects like this willow backpack, perfect for picking apples or collecting logs.

Who is this course for?

This course and kit is perfect for beginners looking to learn a wide variety of basketry techniques. The shopping basket will take around half a day to make, perfect for a peaceful Sunday.


What do you need?

Once your order the course your willow kit will be dispatched immediately. Apart from that, you will also need a pair of secateurs and an old screwdriver - that's it!

Pricing


£97

The Bicycle Basket - Online Course and kit

Course FAQs

When does the course start?

All our courses are online and you can access them at your own pace whenever you like.


How do I watch a course?

You can watch our courses 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?

When you buy one of our courses you get lifetime access from any device you own! You can rewatch the course as many times as you want.


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

Our courses are available globally, however we can only deliver kits within the UK.


What if I'm unhappy with the course?

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.