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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.

Further Info

Specialised in
Willow Baskets. Whole Willow Seated Furniture. Willow Lighting.
Open to the Public?
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing


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Willow Drum Lampshade

Willow lends itself beautifully to creating lampshades and sculptural lighting pieces.

A unique centrepiece that is perfect for both the home and in commercial settings.  I have designed and created lampshades to fit into both timeless and modern interiors. I love how the warmth created by using this natural material combines perfectly with it’s ability to be woven into forms that play with light and shadow.

Each handwoven piece is created using the rope coil weave, a basketry technique that is perfect for highlighting the natural flow and curve of willow.