Kip Basket

Annemarie O'Sullivan
Kip Basket by Annemarie O'Sullivan, a functional piece inspired by the craft heritage of the Orkney Islands. Forming part of a unique collection designed by Annemarie as a response to her residency on Orkney, the Kip basket was produced as a prototype by master basket maker Felicity Truscott. The whole contemporary collection was 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
cm: Width 30cm, Depth 30cm, Height 23cm
inches: Width 11.8in, Depth 11.8in, Height 9.1in
Care Instructions: Clean with dry dusting cloth only


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.

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