Large Swill Basket

Lorna Singleton
Large swill basket by Lorna Singleton. Made from Coppiced Oak in Cumbrian woodland. This product has a lead time of 4-6 weeks.

A large swill basket woven by Lorna Singleton decorated in a style unique to the Furness Fells area of South Cumbria. Swill products support responsible woodland management and the diversity of wildlife of the local area, preserving it for future generations. Each basket retains the character of the wood and the nature of the material means each basket is fully repairable to prolong its life.
Material: Coppiced Oak, Hazel.
Dimensions: Length: 57cm, Width: 47cm, Height: 23cm.
Care Instructions: Wipe with cloth or dust lightly.
Large Swill Basket by The New Craftsmen
Large Swill Basket by The New Craftsmen
The Maker Lorna Singleton Basket Maker - North West England

Lorna Singleton is one of the UK’s last remaining ‘swillers’ specialists in woven products made with coppiced oak. Lorna graduated as an apprentice of the Bill Hogarth MBE Memorial Apprenticeship Trust, following three years of intensive tuition in coppice woodland management. Using simple hand tools and techniques from generations past, Lorna Singleton creates baskets based on the traditional patterns from South Cumbrian region as well as collaborating on contemporary applications for this historic practice.