Willow basket

I wanted a basket for carrying kindling from my woodshed for my woodburning stove, so I went for a walk and collected some willow wands.

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Firstly I twisted two thicker wands into a circle to make a rim for the basket.

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I weaved in the basket ribs

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I continued weaving between between the rib, filling in the basket

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As I filled in the middle of the basket I did not weave to the basket rim.  This creates two opposing handles for carrying the basket when it’s full.

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This handle is very different to those on other baskets I have made

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My weaving skills are still rather slow but after three hours the basket was completed

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And the finished basket is certainly fit for purpose

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13 thoughts on “Willow basket

    • If woven tightly they do not move a great deal. I do use my fingers every so often to pull the weaves closer together.

    • Having trawled through my vast library of images unfortunately I lack the images required to answer your question but as soon as I get time I will take the pictures required and explain. I have tried “Googling” but cannot find an explanation.

  1. Very nice Blog.
    In the past years I always thought there is no market for this kind of products, but now I know there are so many people care the world…
    Cheers!

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