The Museum of English Rural Life has one of the most significant collections of British basketry in the UK, with over 620 baskets, basketwork objects and basketmaking tools. The Stakeholders project encouraged knowledge and skills sharing between established and up-and-coming basket makers. Each of the participants was commissioned to make a basket or piece of basketwork to be accessioned into the Museum collection. The makers were given free rein with what they chose to make: whether it be to address gaps in the collection, to produce replicas of particularly vulnerable baskets in the collection, to make something inspired by a piece in the collection, or to make something representative of them as a maker. The project was awarded a £7000 grant from the Radcliffe Trust.