Foraging Shoulder Bag

Josey Goodin
Foraging Shoulder Bag is a functional bag by Josey Goodin that can be displayed as a decorative piece, featuring a hardwood lid with a wooden latch, natural ash lashing and integrated diamond weave.

Foraging Shoulder Bag by Josey Goodin. The design of this bag is taken from that of a classic fishing creel which is traditionally worn across the body, the back of the bag shaped to contour the hip of the wearer. The bag is hand woven from harvested raw materials using traditional ash basketry techniques, while the tanned leather used for the straps is sourced from Britain's only remaining traditional oak bark tannery in Devon.
Material: Ash, leather
Dimensions: Height: 28cm, Width: 22cm, Depth: 23cm
Care Instructions: Dust as necessary. Wipe with damp cloth if needed.
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This bag has been hand woven from pounded ash splints without the use of a form or mould. The lid and latch system has been hand shaped and carved specifically for this piece.
The Maker Josey Goodin Basket Maker - South West England

Taught by his father in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, Josey Goodin has been making baskets from ash wood since 2001. Josey takes pride in harvesting and selecting all of the materials necessary to create each basket, and is always pursuing new ways to highlight the natural beauty of the traditional form of ash basketry he specialises in. Mainly working with Ash, Josey incorporates natural dyes to enhance the design and basket features, as well as using leather or natural webbing to make straps for the baskets when required.