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Making Willow Baskets ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Expert basket maker Jackie Sweet shares her passion for this craft whilst weaving a small basket with two different colours of willow here at Special Branch Tree Nursery in East Sussex. Jackie speaks of the historical, practical and artistic significance of weaving and tells us that, through her work, she can enjoy being part of an important creative tradition.

Posted in: Craft ~ On: 3 March, 2014

117 comments so far

August 30, 2017

oh? I find it hard to believe it's not in your genetic memory! I thought black people invented everything and the capricious white people just stole all your ideas? Just ask them. So imagine my surprise when you can't assemble a basket, last i checked every black african nation was a thriving, advanced megolopolous before we uncultured europeans emerged from out caves, made it to africa despite having no boats, and with our crooked sticks overwhelmed your advanced civilizations, took slaves, and some how managed to destroy every trace of your engineered structures on the continent. Never mind that there are buildings in japan which withstood a fucking nuclear detonation, and structures all over the Americas, Asias and Europe which have been bombed out, abandoned, fought over, built over, buried or forgotten, but still manage to evidence history… No doubt, it's us who should be asking you for help with the basket.

October 19, 2017

thank you for your gift.

Lee Williams
November 17, 2017

VERY NICELY DONE!!! Thank you!

grace Belben
November 22, 2017

These are great! I am definitely going to try and make some willow baskets myself

Janet Timms
November 29, 2017

such beautiful work. Very interesting video.
People are commenting that you didn't teach them how to actually make the basket. Sorry folks but sign up for a class.

Colin McMahon
December 5, 2017

Now you know.

Steve Fayers
December 12, 2017

When should the rods be harvested please?Not weaved before.

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