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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 shape of the basket.

I learned this particular basket when i took a class with my favorite basketmaker in Denmark- Bent Vinkler.