Baskets from the Garden

Create beautiful DIY baskets from plants. You'll learn what plants to use, how to prepare them, and how to weave them into stunning natural baskets.

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Let's get creative!

You'll learn the magical art of basketry using plants. This is a comprehensive 3-hour, self-paced workshop.

You'll learn how to source plants and how to prepare them:

  • Soft long leafy lants
  • Leathery thicker leaf plants
  • Woody stem plants
  • Rushes and grasses

(The type of plants you use will depend on where you live and the plants you have access to, but no matter where you are, there will be something you can use!)

You'll learn to use plants to make your own baskets and fibre art pieces.

  • Coil a basket using different plant fibres
  • Create a random weave basket using Mat Rush (Lomandra)
  • Weave a rustic basket using vines

Also included are four downloadable PDFs and worksheets to keep for your reference

  • Resource list of items required for the course
  • Plant Resource List
  • Hints and Tips for better basket making
  • Workbook to document the plants you discover for basketry

This extraordinary craft is a journey of discovery! You'll be encouraged to experiment and embark on your own journey of discovery while learning a range of basketry techniques.

If you have any questions regarding the course email us [email protected]

If you find this workshop enjoyable please see my other workshops

Check out our bundles for a significant discount

Please note these creative workshops are for personal use only and are not to be used or replicated in a commercial manner. By enrolling in a Craft School Oz online course you agree to this.

I had no prior knowledge but they are clear, instructional and fun. Ruth is a great teacher and her classes are easy to follow and it’s so rewarding to see the end result. I love how you can make baskets from anything and it’s a very forgiving craft. I really enjoy Craft School Oz workshops.


I loved this course so much! I just want to keep making baskets!


Your Instructor

Ruth Woods
Ruth Woods

Ruth has always been a crafter - and one that loves to pass on her love for creating. She trained as a clothing designer in the UK, working with textiles and fashion warehouses. When she came to Australia she graduated from Box Hill TAFE with a Diploma of Visual Arts and then completed a Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development at Monash University.

Ruth has taught art and crafts at a tertiary level and also through community education programs, some in very remote areas. She strongly believes in the need to facilitate opportunities for creative workshops in rural and regional communities. She knows first hand that people in these areas often don't often get the chance to participate in events like these, and being able to explore creativity in a supportive, safe space is an essential part of life.

Her interest in teaching, craft, and supporting regional areas became the perfect foundation for what is now this wonderful crafty community. And now bringing online workshops means everyone can access what she teaches.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course and can I watch it more than once?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like and as many times - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy with this course! If you are unhappy with the course please email us [email protected]
Can I buy more than one course?
Yes you can buy classes as a bundle. Our best bundle is the 4 Course Super Bundle - all four of our basket making bundle. A big saving ! or see our smaller bundles

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