Kate Burrows began weaving baskets while living deep in the woods in a
handmade strawbale and cob roundhouse.
Natural crafts and natural living on the land has always been Kates
passion throughout life.
Herself and husband Alan built their own home, keep goats, chickens and
geese and grow all their own food. Now living out on the bogs in
Ballinlough, County Roscommon, Kate has perfected her craft to make many
different types of basket for commissions, market stalls, shows and
festivals, she also gives talks and demonstrations, and teaches basketry
workshops all over the country.
Her latest venture is weaving natural willow coffins using her home
grown irish willows planted throughout her land. Kate will be inviting
people into her workshop to help take part in weaving their loved ones
coffins if they so wish to, taking part in creating a really special
final resting place for their beloveds final journey can be a great