Phormium Tenax and linen thread miniature basket with False Limpet shell.



Within is miniature basket, worked around the darkest of brown False Limpet shells. A combination of Phormium Tenax wrap stitch and rust coloured linen thread worked in mariposa stitch, has been used to create this openwork basket. It fits snugly in the palm of your hand and creates playful shadows in the light.

The shell was collected from Eastside beach on South Ronaldsay and the Phormium Tenax was gathered in a friend's garden and the fibres stripped by hand.

Size : diameter 7cm, height 2.5cm