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Frame baskets with Sussex willow

Monday 01 Jul 9:00AM
AT Charleston
Tickets: £100 – £110


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In the Studio of Annemarie O'Sullivan

Frame baskets with Sussex willow

This is a 1 day workshop where we will focus on simple frame baskets which historically were woven all over Britain and Ireland.

You will make a small, shallow ribbed frame basket which was traditionally used for straining potatoes. It is beautiful as a wall piece, or on the table holding fruit / bread. (Approx 25cm diameter).


  • How to prepare willow for weaving
  • How to create a system of weaving which fills the basket evenly

About Annemarie

I am a basket maker, working on small-scale domestic objects to large-scale architectural installations.

Using willow, which I grow and harvest, I use weaving and binding techniques, which have been used for hundreds of years to make a range of functional and non-functional work.  I’m really interested in seeing the process of making through, from the source to the finished piece.

Collaboration is a key part of my work. I love to share ideas with makers from other disciplines. I like to work in a playful way, but the end product always has a high level of craft.

I am very grateful to all the makers who came before me, who discovered amazing ways to make and construct. Without them I would have nothing. I love the simplicity of basket making. All I need is a knife and some rods of willow and I can make a basket.

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