Basket Weaving: Making A Living From A Traditional Craft

Peter Dibble explains how he came to be a full-time basket weaver.

Originally destined for a desk job, he realised that he would rather not be an office worker. He tried to fit in basket weaving around part time jobs but found that – as with many traditional crafts, the output and labour does not always equal the required income.

He says it was only when he decided to weave full-time that he was able to build up the speed he needed to effectively turn his hobby into a reasonable living.

He feels lucky to have a supportive family and receptive customers and has finally been able to turn a passion into a business.

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