Hint Basket

Annemarie O'Sullivan
£2,435
Hint Basket by Annemarie O'Sullivan, a functional piece inspired by the craft heritage of the Orkney Islands.

Hint Basket is part of a collection designed by Annemarie O'Sullivan as a response to her residency on Orkney and produced as a prototype by master basket maker Felicity Truscott. This basket forms a contemporary new collection made using an endangered coiled straw technique, which will eventually be employed exclusively for The New Craftsmen by a new wave of Orkney makers.
Material: Straw
Dimensions: Height: 40cm, Length: 52cm, Width: 52cm
Care Instructions: Clean with dry dusting cloth only
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Process

This basket was created by sewing a core of straw using fine chair cane. The core is 'sized' throughout the making using a piece of pipe with straw continuously added into the pipe to keep the core the same size.
The Maker Annemarie O'Sullivan Basket Maker - South East England

Based in East Sussex, Annemarie O'Sullivan makes contemporary baskets using ancient British basket-making techniques. Annemarie grows around twenty varieties of willow, which she harvests by hand on a half-acre plot near her home. Working from a wooden studio in her garden, Annemarie creates both small-scale domestic objects and larger woven sculptures. Her baskets have been featured in The New York Times, The Irish Times, House and Garden and Country Living.