Bespoke Fire Log Baskets
Rachel Evans of Wheatcroftwillow started making baskets as a hobby 20 years ago and in 2005 set up her own business making baskets and other willow items. In 2010, she was awarded a training bursary from the Basketmakers Association and undertook an apprenticeship in traditional basket making in Norfolk.
She specialises in tradition, robust, functional work, square, round or oval log baskets, laundry baskets and made to measure baskets for alcoves or kitchen cupboards. Her clients have included the National Trust, the Wildlife Trusts and she has even made a basket presented to the Queen as well as working with several other artists to produce willow arches installed at Windsor Castle.
She always uses British willow, some of which she grows herself, so buying a basket from Wheatcroftwillow is the ultimate eco-purchase.
You will also find Rachel's work featured on the Peak Creations website. www.peakdistrictcreations.co.uk