How to Make Raffia Baskets

An introduction into making coiled raffia baskets using five different techniques.

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Let's get creative!

Create a range of coiled baskets using several techniques.. Raffia is an amazing plant fibre to use in basketry. It is a great fibre to start off with on your basket-making journey, as it is strong, pliable, and versatile.

You'll learn:

  • How to work with raffia
  • The tools you will need
  • Five different starter circles
  • Five different coiling techniques
  • Shaping your basket
  • How to create handles
  • Finishing off your stunning basket

Three years ago I came across Ruth, Craft School Oz and did my first of several basket making courses with Ruth! Ruth is such a great teacher - practical, creative, encouraging and she has opened my eyes to another world when it comes to materials, techniques and other makers. Best thing ever!! Could not recommend Ruth and her classes more highly.


I really love these online workshops. I live in a small country town so there is no opportunity to attend craft classes. The information is in chapters, very easy to watch and learn from, and I can revisit it as many times as I need to.


I’ve attended an in-person workshop with Ruth from Craft School Oz and also used four of the online workshops that she offers - all have been fantastic. Ruth is a great teacher. I highly recommend Craft School Oz to anyone wanting to learn some new crafting skills.


I have purchased 3 courses. Textile coiled basket and raffia 1&2.

An Introduction into my new corona craft obsession, has been a godsend during the extensive Melbourne lockdown.

Things I love about the tutorials—

Online access-—obviously pandemic perfect. Tutorials are clear and succinct and it’s great they are broken down into smaller segments so you can easily repeat watch the tricky bits. Access is straightforward and prompt. Good lighting and closeups! And love seeing all the beautiful work.

Your Instructor

Ruth Woods
Ruth Woods

Ruth Woods is a dedicated and experienced professional in the arts and crafts sector, having devoted over 30 years to teaching in this field. She founded Craft School Oz a decade ago, providing a platform for individuals to learn and explore their creativity.

Recently, Ruth has expanded her offerings through an online school, offering a variety of workshops focused on basketry and slow stitching. Her latest achievement includes the publication of a popular book titled "Finding Form with Fibre," which highlights the work of talented artists and explores different basketry techniques. Ruth's genuine passion for her craft and commitment to sharing her knowledge inspire and empower aspiring artists worldwide.

Course Curriculum

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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?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is the course suitable for beginners ?
Absolutely ! The workshop covers an introduction and progresses in step by step video classes.
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
What if I'm unhappy with the course?
We wouldn't want you to be unhappy with the course! So please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to talk to you.

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