Thursday, 24 November 2011

Making


Yesterday saw my friend B and I on our 2nd basket making course using rush. Last week we made a hot plate stand plus some hearts. This time we were shown how to weave a 3 dimensional object.

Using a 3” cube (taken from a fence post), we gradually wove around it to make this lovely little basket. B is going to use hers to stand a bottle of wine in. Mine has at the moment got the bottle in it to maintain its shape whilst it dries out. I then hope to line it and use it as a salt cellar (something I have always wanted).




4 comments:

  1. The basket looks very nice! And if you decide to line it I hope you will post a photo :)

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  2. Loving your weaving. I think a salt cellar would be a great way to transform your work into something useable. The colours are lovely. Are they dyed?

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  3. Thank you both. No, the reeds are not dyed, these are their natural colours but will become paler as they age. If I get a liner done, I will post a photograph Hilde.

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  4. Your basket is lovely - what a great idea to use it for salt. Do you know what you will be making next?
    Love your photographs - particularly the second one.

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