Daffodil Dyed Raffia Basket

£20.00

Coiled and twined raffia basket, dyed with daffodils.

Size : diameter at rim 10.5cm      height 7cm

1 in stock

This little basket has been made with raffia, that I hand-dyed using daffodils, from our garden in the Orkney Islands.

The base of the basket is coiled, whilst the body is twined and finished with a fringe. It is full of texture and the perfect place for storing little treasures.

Since moving to the Orkney Islands I have been inspired by the natural world around me. After storms and snow in April destroyed the first of our daffodils, I decided to turn it into a positive, by turning the damaged petals into a beautiful dye. The raffia was first treated with a willow bark pre-mordant and alum mordant. I was delighted with the results and even more delighted that after the snow had gone, the rest of our daffodils put on a wonderful display!

 

Size : diameter at rim (not including fringe) 10.5cm  height 7cm