A contemporary handwoven willow basket, finished with a hazel wood handle. The idea of the 'Kindling basket' came to basket maker Annemarie O'Sullivan while she was researching ancient basket-making traditions, learning about frames and the ways in which wooden elements were incorporated into baskets.
Material: Willow, Hazel handle
Dimensions: Width: 39cm
Care Instructions: The piece should be kept dry, it can be washed with warm water then dried thoroughly and quickly.
When I made a willow basket that very first evening‚ I went to bed and was dreaming of the willow, moving in arches and tight turns. It reminded me of how I feel when I swim, which is the same kind of movement. It's a really lovely fluid feeling, one I experience deep in my body.