Heather Knowles
Isle of Wight basket maker

About Me

Having only taken basket making up as a hobby a few years ago I enjoyed it so much that I have been trying to think how to make it into more than just a hobby. My working career has included retail businesses and horticultural services always working for myself.

Trying to learn the craft of willow basketry from the experts has been a challenge as living on an island, willow teachers seldom come this way. So I have managed trips to the mainland to increase hands-on practical skills. Most recently I went to Joe Hogan at Loch Na Fooey in Ireland. The four day workshop lifted my confidence enough that when I came back home I was bubbling withenthusiasm to get the wheels in motion.

Basic Willow Basket Workshops

I will be doing some workshops on the Isle of Wight and they will be aimed for anyone wanting to make a simple willow basket with handle. Please email me if you are interested.

wicker basket
wicker basket
wicker basket
wicker basket
wicker basket
wicker basket
wicker basket
wicker basket

Contact Heather

Heather is based in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.

Telephone: 07712 296537

Email: heather@isleofwightbasketmaker.co.uk

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