Silja

A basket is born

This summer I had a nice visit from Russia. I had bought 4 skein planners and the man who made them, offered to deliver them in my place, because he wanted to see Norway! With these skein planners, I have many new opportunities for making new weaving materials for my baskets, than I had before. Through a lot of trial and …

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willow skeins, kurvmaker, silja levin, sjener, pilebark

Twill Baskets

My big thing right now is to make willow skeins or willow splinters. Willow bark baskets I have made for several years. Every spring I harvest bark from different trees in the forest and since I grow willow, the bark is easy to come by. I always use bark from trees that are at least 2-5 years old. …

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Pilebark film

Dette er en liten film om pilebark   This is a small video of working with willowbark basket. We had a visit from London, and Oliver made this beautiful introduction to willowbark work. Enjoy! You are most welcome to contact me if you have any questions about willowbark courses.