News and 2023 workshop dates - 16th November 2022

News and 2023 workshop dates – 16th November 2022

When I send out each set of workshop dates to my MailChimp newsletter list, (you can sign up on my website contact page or by clicking here ) I also let you know about my latest news, events and adventures.  So that you can also find out, I post this section on my website news page too.  Please take a look below….


Welcome to my latest newsletter! – (released via MailChimp 8/11/22)

Firstly, I hope you are keeping well.  It’s lovely to now be able to offer you the opportunity to book on my January – April ’23 basketmaking workshops.

Details of how to book your workshop follow the information below.  Full workshop details can be found at but first my latest news…

I’m very excited to let you know that I have created an exclusive range of willow baskets that are now for sale at

Having over the last couple of years developed my own style, I’ve taken inspiration from heritage willow baskets and used traditional English techniques to design and create baskets that are perfect for modern living.  All baskets are handwoven by myself, price includes UK mainland P&P and they make ideal Christmas gifts! The collection includes my ‘B’ Basket, an interpretation of a traditional Berry Basket at £75,  and the English Willow Garden Basket, my contemporary interpretation of a garden trug at £135.

Gift Vouchers: Ideal Christmas, birthday and anniversary gifts for family, friends or colleagues.  Vouchers enable priority booking for my workshops.  I now offer vouchers as full (£105) or part (£55) payment towards my workshops.  To purchase your gift voucher please email me at  You can also find out about my gift vouchers in more detail by heading to

It was great to be part of the highly successful Nourish Exhibition held at the Crafts Study Centre in Surrey from August until the end of October.  As one of 16 full time UK professional makers being showcased, I chose to create exhibits that explored the potential of indigo dyeing white willow.  This culminated in my whole willow seating a beautiful Arts & Crafts movement chair that was designed in the 1890’s by Ernest Gimson.

For the Nourish exhibition I also created a 3 minute film about myself, my workshop and Nigella my VW campervan.  Head to to watch!

Thank you for your continuing support and I do hope that you will be joining me in early 2023 to create fantastic willow baskets!

Best wishes, Sarah      instagram: sarah_le_breton

(Images top left: My exhibits at the Nourish Exhibition, Crafts Study Centre.  top right: ‘B’ Basket – available at my Shop. below left: English Willow Garden Basket – available at my Shop. below right: In my workshop!)