Finding Your Thread: A Long & Winding Road
Flat cane, chair cane, bangalow palm leaf sheath, recycled dress material, waxed linen thread.
Basketry-based on the traditional Shaker method of weaving over a mould. Chase weave with a padded rim. –
It has been ‘A Long & Winding Road’, beginning with learning the basics through workshops given by esteemed basket maker, Virginia Kaiser. There is much pleasure and excitement in discovering a different way, a different path. I have developed a great interest in the history of my craft and a love of mixing traditional basketry fibres with natural fibres I harvest myself. This piece is based on the traditional American Shakers basketry methods. My basketry road has led me to a love of traditional methods and shapes with a touch of surprise.
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