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.