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Autumn 2014 in my studio


Autumn 2014 brought a focus on foraged materials, from fine autumn crocus leaves harvested from weeding my front garden to philodendron fronds found in my brother's garden. Autumn colours of red through to brown. Most of the baskets made during this time have been made from a single continuous handmade cordage, coiled simply then finished with a spiral flourish. The Other experiment was to incorporate shell fragments into handmade cordage to create "Encrusted". My aim with my work is for each one to be a one-off studio piece, no mass production.

#coiling #basketry #autumn #harvest #handmadestring

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