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How to Make Textile Coiled Baskets

Learn to make your own textile baskets from recycled fabric.

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In this workshop you will learn how to create beautiful coiled baskets made from your fabric stash, spare clothes or thrifted materials.

The course will cover the following topics.

  • What tools you'll need
  • What fabrics you can use
  • How to create a colour pallet and work with texture
  • Starting a basket
  • Keeping your basket flat, firm and how to shape it
  • Finishing off your basket

Note: This course also includes left handed examples of all instructions


What they say


Before this course I was always searching for a craft I could really connect with. I've found it! Thank you, Ruth!



SO MUCH FUN! I am almost half way through and have already made a most of a basket i am so proud of. Highly reccomend

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 (www.craftschooloz.com).

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


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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.

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