Using Plants From the Garden for Basketry

Using Plants From the Garden for Basketry

Over the past couple of months, I have been experimenting with some of the plants that I have gathered and dried from my garden. Much as I love working with raffia, exploring and developing ways to use the plants that I grow or that grow naturally around me, has...
How to Make a Plaited Coil Basket

How to Make a Plaited Coil Basket

As much of the UK has found itself back in full lockdown, I thought I would share a little basketry tutorial, for you try out. Earlier this week, I made a little coil basket out of dried leaves from our garden. This technique is really simple, you don’t need any...
Making Baskets With Grass

Making Baskets With Grass

A couple of weeks ago I was gathering some common rush in our garden, when I noticed some grass that was really fine and yet very tough. I had a feeling that it would make some great coil baskets, so I collected a small amount to try it out and left it to dry. I have...