As well as running a design business,  creating new products for print and online media, I run creative workshops with my partner in crime Amanda Russell at R&B Designs .com

We also like attending workshops  ourselves and have lucky enough to be to quite a few recently. We particularly loved the one on basketry run by Tanya. She is a talented basket maker herself and below are some examples of her own work. basketsBread basket

I love the different textures and materials that can be involved in what is essentially a simple technique of weaving in and out, very much like darning.  To get results like this involves patience and skill and  sore hands. You can be a purist and use natural materials such as cane, bamboo, sisal or you can be adventurous and add coloured string or plastic covered wire. The choice is yours. Basket with curly fronds

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