Contemporary Artisanal Basketwork

A course by Idoia Cuesta
Textile Maker. Spain.
Joined April 2018
, Textile Maker

Learn to make a decorative basket with traditional techniques

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (190)
  • 3872 students

Learn to make a decorative basket with traditional techniques

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (190)
  • 3872 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 47m)
  • 9 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Basket weaving is an ancient technique that continues to captivate us and that we constantly reinvent to apply to modern times. From her workshop in the middle of nature, Idoia Cuesta, textile designer and creative craftswoman specializing in basket weaving, has been able to make this technique her way of life by applying it to interior design, landscaping, and fashion projects, which she delves into in the course Contemporary Basketwork Techniques Applied to Fashion.

In this course, learn how to make a decorative basket step by step so that you, too, can explore and test out new weaving techniques. Idoia gives you all the instructions to make the structure of your basket from scratch by weaving with marine fiber (seagrass) and other textile materials.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Understand basketry
  • U3
    U3. Preparation of the basket
  • U4
    U4. Different uses and applications of basket weaving
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Idoia and her work, as well as her influences and various types of traditional basket weaving.

Familiarize yourself with the materials and tools necessary to carry out decorative basketry work.

Get to work on the structure of the basket and then start weaving your basket, experimenting and customizing it with different textile materials.

What is this course's project?

Using the traditional techniques that you learn with Idoia, make decorative baskets with different textile materials.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for decorators, interior designers, landscapers, designers, artisans, and anyone interested in learning traditional basket-weaving techniques to use basketry as a decorative or utilitarian element.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is necessary, as Idoia guides you through the entire basket-weaving process step by step.

You need the following tools and materials: pliers, a tape measure, an awl, a utility knife, hemostats, flat rattan cord, embroidery hoops, 6mm round rattan cord, and seagrass cord.


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Idoia Cuesta

A course by Idoia Cuesta

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Idoia lives and works in a rural environment, surrounded by nature that not only inspires her, but also provides her with the means to create 100% sustainable pieces. She grows her own rattan to use in her projects, weaving pieces similar to the way storks weave their nests.

Idoia's work combines traditional techniques and organic materials with contemporary designs. Collaborating with professionals from diverse countries, cultures, and backgrounds has enriched her worldview and allowed her to appreciate modern art, design, architecture, fashion, and crafts from a new perspective, which she translates into her basketwork.


  • U1


    • Who I am
    • Influences
  • U2

    Understand basketry

    • Types of traditional basketry
    • Materials and tools
    • Preparation of the material
  • U3

    Preparation of the basket

    • Assembly of the structure
    • Placement of uprights
    • Fabric structure 1
    • Fabric structure 2.A
    • Fabric of the structure 2.B.
  • U4

    Different uses and applications of basket weaving

    • Application of textile materials
    • Practical application of textile materials
  • FP

    Final project

    • Contemporary basketry applied to product design

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Contemporary Artisanal Basketwork. Craft course by Idoia Cuesta

Contemporary Artisanal Basketwork

A course by Idoia Cuesta
Textile Maker. Spain.
Joined April 2018
  • 98% positive reviews (190)
  • 3872 students