How to make a Raffia Basket No. 2

More advanced skills for creating coiled baskets and bags using raffia

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This How to Make a Raffia Basket Workshop no 2 contains more advanced skills for creating coiled baskets and bags using raffia.

We will be learning new techniques and exploring ideas for you to be creative with.

The course we will cover:-

  • Oval baskets
  • Shaping around a form including bottles and a container
  • Creating coloured patterns
  • The cutest rectangle bag
  • How to make cord / string
  • And some more handles and straps to incorporate into your work.

It is recommended that if you haven’t enrolled in the first Raffia Basket workshop it is recommended that you do. You can do that here Raffia Basket No 1

You will be able to combine what you learn from the first and second workshop to create your own unique pieces.

If you haven’t taken the first workshop you can enrol in both with a good discount. Enrol in both for a good discount here Raffia Basket Bundle 1 & 2

I look forward to seeing you in the workshop.

Your Instructor

Ruth Woods
Ruth Woods

Basket making is an ancient craft that continues to thrive throughout the world. I have taught basket weaving (coiling if we want to get technical) for years, and love nothing more than showing others the 'how to' of this wonderful craft.

I draw inspiration from many sources, and you will to once you start to create! I have learnt my skills from exploring and connecting with women who have shared their knowledge, mostly that has been passed down to them. After visiting South East Asia and spending time on a floating village, I learnt to work with the water hyacinth plant, to make baskets from materials I harvested and made myself. I lived on Arnhem Land, working with the Yolngu people who invited me to learn to weave using their incredible traditional techniques. I have been a member and active participant of Basket Makers of Victoria also, which connected me to many other women creating wonderful basketry work.

Over the years I have bought together various styles and developed my own designs and methods in my creative studio in Healesville, Victoria, Australia. Here I operate Craft School Oz, and continously work to share my knowledge through my workshops.

You can view my work on Instagram (@craftschooloz) and website (

Something I always say to people is: Get making! You ARE creative!

Course Curriculum

  Introduction and Welcome
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  Lids & Knobs
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  Cordage for a Handle
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  Rectangle Bag
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  Thank you
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! 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?
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