I am Nadine Anderson and this is a space for me to record my work as a Basketmaker and as I work from home there will be the odd musings on family life. I have been basketmaking for more than 20 years and primarily work in Willow and Rush with a smattering of Cane and Raffia; my main focus is Rush and we harvest as a family in waterways around Ely each Summer. I make to commission as well as having signature baskets that are for sale direct from my home workshop and the Babylon Arts Gallery, Waterside Ely. A range of 9 products are available at two National Trust properties; Anglesey Abbey shop and the visitors centre at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve. At the latter I teach a number of basketry workshops through the year( check their website for details and booking).I also teach 1-4 people at my home workshop and tailor these to individual interests both in terms of techniques, abilities and materials. I also teach courses at Cottenham Village College and Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. I am a Yeoman Basketmaker to the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers and spent four years on the committee of The Basketmakers’ Association, organising the Spring and Autumn courses. I am also a member of Cambridge Open Studios. 

If you are interested in commissioning a piece or wish to organise a workshop please email me at elybasketmaker@gmail.com

3 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m organising a food show at Sacrewell Farm, Thornhaugh and want to showcase all the wonderful businesses and local produce our area has to offer. For that reason, I would absolutely love for you to exhibit with us. If you are at all interested I can send you some more information.

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you,


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  2. Hello,
    I have admired your work for a long time and today I am asking you a question.
    I am a basket maker and gardener in Austria and am building up a basket and plant collection with various bulrushes and cattails and all perennials (no willow) from which we can produce baskets.
    Why my question would it be possible to get seeds or roots from your bulrush (or maybe cattail)? Of course I pay for the expenses.
    I can also show you pictures from my collection (friedl.gschiel@drei.at).
    Many thanks for your effort!
    Greetings from Austria Walter


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