Raffia Basket, Hand-dyed with Crowberries


Raffia coil basket, with contrasting, hand-dyed crowberry raffia.


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As autumn arrives in the Orkney Islands, crowberries can be found growing amongst the moss and heather on the hills. I gathered the berries and used them to produce the darkest of purple dyes.

Once I had dyed the raffia, I set about making this coil basket with the striking contrast between the undyed raffia and the crowberry.

Since moving to the Orkney Islands, the natural world has become a big part of my life and an inspiration for my work. I am constantly looking for new ways to use the plants around me for crafts and to deepen the connection between nature and making.

size : diameter - 19cm       height to tip of rim - 7cm