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.
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.