What does a basket maker do?
Basket makers design and make baskets using a variety of techniques, including looping, knotting, plaiting, coiling, weaving, twining and assembly. They might work with traditional materials including reed, cane, grasses and yarns, or newer materials like recycled plastics, paper and textiles.
Basket makers are often self-employed, running their own businesses and selling their work through galleries or online. Many basket makers also run courses and teach others their skills.
Basket makers might make baskets that are functional, or use their skills to create more sculptural pieces.