The ultimate willow paper basket!
Created using the advanced basketmaking technique of fitching along with traditional English staking up and a now rare underfoot tied round slath base, this basket showcases the flexibility and beauty of willow.
(Size, h36cm x w30cm) from £95.
Having studied a similar exhibition piece, made for the Museum of Rural Life in Reading, I decided to challenge myself and create my own version using locally sourced Somerset willow.
Photo detail showing the technique of fitching which gives a lightness and elegance to this basket.
Unlike most fitched baskets that are now made by basketmakers in the UK, I wanted to show that using only traditional English stake and strand techniques can still be used to great effect on more delicate looking baskets.