This little willow chair looked as though it had a bite out of one side. I felt as though it would be counterproductive to try to ‘patch’ it in any way. Where the damage was meant the chair wouldn’t be very strong afterwards.
So I took the back off and redid it as a continuous piece. Now it should be nice and strong. Ready to serve the next generation of little people. 😊
My evening obsession with making market bags continues. This one is crocheted with some wool I had lying around. A test piece really to see how I liked the shape etc. I would now like to make it in string or cotton. 😊 @karen_lawrence_basketry #marketbag #crochet #testingtesting #takeabag #zeroplastic #thebasketmakersassociation
I finally finished this lovely little high chair with seagrass.
I started weeks ages ago but after using up the first spool of material I found that the other spools were of such poor quality I couldn’t use them.
Anyway after sourcing some much nicer material I had to start over as it was a slightly different size to the first lot! Basketry teaches you so much, not least of all patience! See below for the ‘before’ photo. 😊
Lovely to be included in the current issue of Reclaim magazine (issue 58). It’s focus is on my repair work. 😊@karenlawrencebasketry @reclaimmag #basketryrepair #willow #willowrepair #addextrayears #newleaseoflife #thebasketryassociation #theworshipfulcompanyofbasketmakers
What is the collective noun for a group of willow bird pods? A gaggle or a bevy perhaps? These are heading to Kent, to a new shop opening in April. Will post details about that soon. @karen_lawrence_basketry #willow #willowbirdpod #birdpod #feedthebirds #birdhouse #willowforthegarden #gardenwillow #madeinsuffolk #suffolkcraft #thebasketmakersassociation
This lovely teapot had lost its lid. The owner asked me to make it a new one, a little worrying as the teapot is in Spain. However, glad to report that it fits. Photo courtesy of the customer 😊 @karen_lawrence_basketry #willow #buffwillow #teapot #teapotlid #willowlid #willowteapotlid #unusualrequests #fixit #makeitwork #donthrowitout #thebasketmakersassociation