Osle - contemporary basket with yew handle
A contemporary basket inspired by natural forms of nests and animal shelters, to create a piece that feels familiar yet new. The herringbone rope-coil weave is created by gradually adding more willow every time a piece is woven around the uprights; it is therefore created slowly and mindfully. It showcases the beautiful orange tones of Flanders Red willow and the fresh pinky-green tones of Brittany Greens and Dicky Meadows.
A unique hand-carved yew branch has been used for the handle. It was created by Marcus (the Hopewood woodworker and photographer) using only hand tools, with the process beginning by ‘shaving’ the bark from the branch using a drawknife and then whittled down to shape with a knife. It was finally drilled ready to be attached to the basket and treated with finishing oil.
Base diameter 39cm