“Basket making combines my love of the outdoors with the opportunity to be creative. “

I have always liked making things and am used to tutoring others.  With willow there is the added process of growing and preparing it, as well as using it.  It is great to work with a natural material and to incorporate other plants and found objects into the design.  I love the variety of natural willow and its many colours and the way this changes as it ages.  I also enjoy experimenting with different shapes and adding both leather and twisty branches as handles.

Each basket has its own development and story.  I usually travel a lot with work – often abroad and I always seek out local crafts – but also in this country.  Many of my baskets are made in the back of my van, or on a beach or a hillside. 

“I like to add a little piece of wherever I am to what I make.”

I live in the western area of the Brecon Beacons and my background is as an outdoor instructor – I am always outside and natural colours and materials inspire me.  As well as mountaineering, caving and cycling I also run a woodland project for Coed Lleol (Welsh part of the Smallwoods Association) focused on encouraging community engagement with nature by providing craft and conservation sessions.

Basket Weaving Accreditation Logos. The Heritage Crafts Association and The Basketmakers' Association

Anna is a member of both The Heritage Crafts Association and The Basketmakers’ Association

Take a look at all handmade baskets currently available to buy online now. Or to commission something or if you have any questions, please get in touch.

Latest Handwoven Baskets

What do customers say?
Oh my goodness I’m thrilled with it!! It’s amazing and I know she will LOVE it!
Cara, who'd bought an oval basket for her mum
Ive shown it to the group leader, and he loves it!
From Antonio - a Roman soldier...
My son didn’t know what to get me for my birthday so I requested a hand woven basket for gardening. He filled it with lots of treaty things!
I wanted to use my basket straight away I went foraging for blossoms to make cordial!
Arrow basket arrived today, and it’s great, thank you ☺️ I have already recommended you to a couple of people, and I’m sure once people see it they will ask 😂 Again, thank you so much, and I will definitely come to you again if I need somthing else made
Carol was over the moon, she remembered using a smaller version to bring cooking home from school after home economics.

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