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Monday, 25 October 2010

Adventures in Basketry Part Deux


This one is definitely underwhelming - this photo is taken from its most flattering side, though what doesn’t show clearly is the best bit – the way most of the coloured sections ended up at one end, and the other is mostly newspaper coloured. This technique is a lot more difficult than the previous one - much more like what ‘real’ basket making with cane must be like. I don’t think this one will become a resolved sample.IMG_3303

The other basket has acquired some contents.

In addition to the netted stone. there are two embroidered coils.




I started the little one in the wire wrestling college session when I had nothing better to do – I wrapped a bit of wire round my specs case, slid it off and worked raised chain band over it. The longer one is the coil from a spiral bound sketchbook, with knotting worked over it.

They remind me of sea anemones – so perhaps they are unidentified marine artefacts …

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