Kurv

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3 bags and a backpack

I got awarded for 4 baskets. The baskets i participated with, is the series of backpack, creel and two bags – Eir – Lin – Sol – Var They all have wooden bottom, and leather lids and straps. With this I got the third place. With different willow, and color on the leather the baskets can have …

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Perigord kurv

For many years this has been my favoritt basket. I dont know how many i have made over the years, but everytime I try is as bit a challange as the previous. I will keep on practicing on my beloved Perigord basket. I mange år har denne type kurv vært min favoritt. Jeg vet ikke …

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Organisk kurv med kobber

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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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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Open French Baskets

It cost more sweat, tears, blood and swearing than actually money. These baskets are made with split 2 year old willow for bystakes. In this way I get interesting color combinations – either by the willow itself or by coloring the stakes in dye. By adding more or less stakes you can drastically change the …

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