Here are a couple of pictures that I took of my attempts ...
Stella Harding/Shane Waltener's cup technique that Mary Crabb showed us really helped to get the twining method as the uprights were flexible enough to work with, but stiff enough that they didn't move too much. Something we all discovered was a drawback when we confidently moved on to something entirely constructed of threads and ropes that jiggled and moved all over the place when we started to twine.
For more information about basket techniques, here is the book recommended by Mary (and with one of her lovely pieces on the cover)
News and progress from the group