Don’t Forget the Daffodils!

Don’t Forget the Daffodils!

It’s that time of year when lots of people have been gathering dandelion stems, to use in cordage and basketry. Dandelions are great, I’m a big fan, but they are not the only gift from nature to be gathering right now. Here, the daffodil leaves are all...
Saying Goodbye to Raffia Baskets

Saying Goodbye to Raffia Baskets

I have wanted to work exclusively with plants from my garden or plants that I can gather locally, for a long while. I made a good amount of progress towards this goal, early last year, but having to move to several temporary homes, whilst waiting to find our proper...
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...