After studying Sociology at university, working in a bank and
then working for ten years in tourism, I felt in need of a
change of direction and it was at this precise moment that my
partner introduced me to basket weaving. I discovered a talent
for plaiting and the choice was made: I would become a basket
I grow different varieties of willow which means that I can
work with multitude of different-coloured strands in making
traditional objects but also in realising my own creations. My
workshop is open to the public and I organise beginnerís
courses in order to share this skill.
From cultivating to plaiting, I am involved in every stage of
my activity to ensure high-quality wicker and to be able to
select my colours. Out of respect for the environment, I have
chosen to cultivate my osier bed without the use of chemical
products. There is an intentional alliance between tradition
and modernity in the objects I create which perpetuates this
wonderful manual trade; one of the last to resist
mechanisation due to the irregularities of the strands of
Workshop open all year by appointment.
Demonstrations in the workshop from 1st April to 30 September,
Monday and Thursday from 2pm to 7pm. Free entry.
Please contact me for beginnerís courses.
Vannerie AnimíOsier Les 4 chemins
24 440 Labouquerie
Tel : +33 (0)6 12 38 42 77