'Devon Maund' Woven Picnic Hamper (White)

Hilary Burns
A traditional 'Devon Maund' picnic hamper, handwoven by master basket-weaver Hilary Burns using Devon willow and hazel.
10-12 Weeks
The Maker Hilary Burns Basket Maker - South West England

Hilary Burns is a Devon based basketmaker who grows, harvests, soaks and bends her own willow to create functional pieces and decorative baskets. Weaving has been a constant in her life, originally she trained as a fabric weaver before taking up the craft of basketry thirty years ago. In 1985, she planted several willow beds to grow her own sustainable materials – hazel, oak and ash. Her work is based on traditional techniques applied in a contemporary way to achieve a robust and natural look.