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About Sarah Le Breton

Passionate about willow basketry and traditional craftsmanship, professional designer – maker Sarah Le Breton concentrates on handcrafting work that marries heritage basket forms and traditional English techniques to create stylish products for modern living.   Latest Work: Using locally sourced Somerset willow and rush materials, often harvested by herself, Sarah has recently created a range of stylish products including a willow backpack and the 'B' basket inspired by English heritage baskets, a more contemporary English Garden Willow Basket and her 'Nostle' sculptural globe baskets. Available to buy at Workshops:  Based in Devon, South West England, ten years ago Sarah established a successful freelance teaching business creating bespoke willow courses including her much in demand Willow Day Workshops.  Sarah has been involved in teaching projects throughout the UK and Europe. Clients include River Cottage, RHS, Somerset Rural Life Museum and the Soho House Group. For more details and to book head to   Commissioning: Sarah is particularly keen to take on commissions involving whole willow chair seating and architectural lighting. Research: Sarah is interested in being involved with research projects and education initiatives both in the UK and Europe that seek to champion our craft heritage, explore the impact of willow weaving in creative and therapeutical wellbeing services and be involved in projects that address creating a sustainable future for her craft form.

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Specialised in
Willow Baskets. Whole Willow Seated Furniture. Willow Lighting.
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Arts & Crafts Bedales Chair with Indigo & White Willow Seat

Chosen to be exhibited as part of the Nourish Exhibition at the Crafts Study Centre in Farnham, Surrey August – October 2022. My aim for this chair is to showcase to a new audience the beauty of whole willow seating and celebrate designer Ernest Gimson, master craftsman and one of the leaders of the 19th Century Arts & Crafts movement.

Perfectly at home in a traditional or modern setting, this chair is a stand alone piece or can form part of a collection. The willow seat features natural indigo dyed white willow. The ash wood chair frame was made for me in 2022 by Lawrence & Daniel Neal. Lawrence & Daniel are father and son, 4th & 5th generation furniture makers descending from and working in the Gimson tradition.