In the winter of 2011 I got my Journeymans letter. After three years of practise and taking classes with the best basketmakers in Europa, I was ready for my examination as a basketmaker. In one week my task was to make a square basket, with lid, bridge and handle.
In my apprentice time I took a class with Rainer Groth- a well-known basketmaker from Germany. The German way of basket-weaving is very different from the English og the French baskets. I call me self a freestyler basketmaker, but when it comes to the square baskets, there are strict rules to follow. But then again you get very accurate and nice square baskets.